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Teaching Beat! Beat! Drums!

Beat! Beat! Drums!

Walter "Walt" Whitman was an American poet, essayist and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. As the American Civil War was beginning, Whitman published his poem "Beat! Beat! Drums!" as a patriotic rally call for the North.

Walt Whitman
Public Domain

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How do word choice and figurative language help reveal the speaker's message regarding the drums?
STANDARDS:
RL.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RL.2 - Main Ideas, RL.5 - Text Structure

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

1,2,4
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