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Teaching The Building of the Ship

The Building of the Ship

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (27 February 1807 – 24 March 1882) was an American poet and one of the five members of the group known as the Fireside Poets. Longfellow published the pedestrian romantic novel Kavanagh (1849) and By the Seaside and the Fireside (1850), which contained this very popular nationalistic poem: "The Building of the Ship".

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Public Domain

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How is the ship in the poem used as a symbol?
STANDARDS:
RL.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RL.2 - Main Ideas, RL.4 - Key Terms & Tone

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

1,2
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