Kind of Activity:
Students will be able to use Eliot's text as a jumping-off point for their own images of urban life
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.1; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.3; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.6
Discuss the meaning of the word "prelude" with the students. It's an introduction, an opening, a beginning. Eliot calls his poem "Preludes," implying that each section is a prelude to … something. What do the students think that "something" might be? Do they see any signs of it in the poem itself? What do they imagine that the "you" in the poem is waiting for?
Maintain this discussion for five minutes,...
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