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Teaching We Wear the Mask

We Wear the Mask

Paul Laurence Dunbar, born in 1872 and the author of numerous collections of poetry and prose, was one of the first African-American poets to gain national recognition.

Paul Laurence Dunbar
Poetry Foundation

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How does the meaning of the phrase 'we wear the mask' change throughout the poem?
STANDARDS:
RL.2 - Main Ideas, RL.4 - Key Terms & Tone, RL.5 - Text Structure

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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