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3. Utopian Promise   

10. Rhythms
in Poetry

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  • While Frost's poems are wise and meditative, they almost always portray a narrator doing some sort of physical labor. Have the students write their own piece-either prose or poetry-in which they describe doing some sort of job. Then, ask them to reflect on the labor. How does this exercise help them understand the relationship between physical work and reflection? What is it about manual labor that seems to inspire Frost's writing? How does this connection to the land contribute to modern ideas about an American identity?

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