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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