This Tone Worksheet 4 worksheet also includes:
A poet's word choice can be the difference between a poem that is merely sad, and a poem full of heartbreaking regret. Middle schoolers discern the tone in four different poems, noting the relevant textual evidence that supports each tone, and determine the meaning of each poem.
- Cut the worksheets in half and assign each to different groups in jigsaw activity, in which each member of the group shares their observations of their poem with another group
- The poems might be too complex for younger readers or those who struggle with literary analysis
- Includes poems by Douglas Hyde, Sara Teasdale, Aline Kilmer, and Marguerite Wilkinson
- Provides an answer key with suggested responses