Two Tones in Whitman's "We Two"

Analyse the text and music of “We Two”

By: Patricia Finn & Dr. Susan Key
Estimated Time: 20 - 30 Minutes
Specific Reccomendation: 4th or 5th grade Language Arts

Lesson Details

Goals/ Objectives:

  • Define “tone”
  • Identify the tone of “We Two” in three different sections, including both music and text elements

Common Core Standards:

  • RL.4.3: Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g. verse, rhythm, meter)
  • W.4.1: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information

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