Grade 9 ELA Module 1, Unit 2, Lesson 3

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In this lesson, students will consider one of the key ideas in Letter One of Rilke’s Advice to a Young Poet. Students will read and analyze from “Then come close to Nature” to “to whom his whole life is devoted.” In this passage, Rilke develops his central piece of advice to the young poet: “go into yourself.” Students will analyze Rilke’s use of repetition, figurative language, and word choice to determine how these specific details shape and refine the central ideas of this text.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RI.9-10.2 Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text,...
RI.9-10.3 Analyze how the author unfolds an analysis or series of ideas or events, including the order in...
RI.9-10.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative,...

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