Day 5

Robert Frost: Poems Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Listen to Randall Thompson's choral setting of "Choose Something Like A Star." What do you hear in this piece of music that reflects images and/or themes from the poem?

    Answers to this can vary depending on what has stood out to . Students may comment on the steady rhythm of piano accompaniment reflecting the steadiness Frost's speaker looks to the star to find. They may comment on the sopranos' repetition of, "Oh, star..." helping the listener to picture the star above.

  2. 2

    How do you think the two people in "The Telephone" feel about each other? How can you tell?

    They seem to be in love and in tune with one...

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