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After Apple Picking

After Apple Picking

Summary - After a long day’s work, the speaker is tired of apple picking. He has felt drowsy and dreamy since the morning when he looked through a sheet of ice lifted from the surface of a water trough. Now he feels tired, feels sleep coming on, but wonders whether it is a normal, end-of-the-day sleep or something deeper.

Robert Frost
Public Domain

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How does Frost use sensory imagery to blur the line between a waking and sleeping state?
STANDARDS:
RL.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RL.4 - Key Terms & Tone

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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