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Part I Close Reading and Connecting Texts (30 minutes)
Let’s begin with two poems. One poem was written by Claude McKay in the early 1900s and the second poem is a prose poem by Marie Howe written much more recently.
1, Read the first poem all the way through.
2. Set a timer (you can use the one on your phone) for 6 minutes and write your first thoughts.
3. Write a summary of each poem in no more than one sentence.
Repeat steps 1-3 for the second poem.
Now choose one of the poems on which to focus for now:
Pick 1-3 lines that stand out for you from ONLY ONE of the poems.
1. Write each line in your doc and a few words or sentences in response to each line.