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Teaching When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer

When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer

The speaker remembers sitting at a lecture. He is politely listening with his hands folded in his lap. He watches as the lecturer, a famous and renowned astronomer, goes on and on (and on) about the stars. Except he isn't talking about the stars…

Walt Whitman
Public Domain

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How does Whitman's use of language reflect his view of the difference between scientific knowledge and personal experience?
STANDARDS:
RL.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RL.4 - Key Terms & Tone

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3,4
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