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Teaching Birches

Birches

"Birches" is a poem by American poet Robert Frost. It was collected in Frost's third collection of poetry Mountain Interval that was published in 1916. Consisting of 59 lines, it is one of Robert Frost's most anthologized poems. The poem "Birches", along with other poems that deal with rural landscape and wildlife, shows Frost as a nature poet.

Robert Frost
Public Domain

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How does Frost use swinging on birches as a metaphor for imagination?
STANDARDS:
RL.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RL.5 - Text Structure

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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