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“The pasture” and “A Time to talk”. Before Reading: Connect to Your Life Create a web in your LNb , like the one below. Give at least 4 more examples of ways that people can benefit from taking time out of their busy lives to spend time with friends, family, and neighbors.

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The pasture and a time to talk

“The pasture” and “A Time to talk”

  • Before Reading: Connect to Your Life

    • Create a web in your LNb, like the one below. Give at least 4 more examples of ways that people can benefit from taking time out of their busy lives to spend time with friends, family, and neighbors.

Strengthens relationships

Benefits of Time with Others


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“The pasture” and “A Time to Talk”

  • Rhyme: repetition of identical or similar sounds

    • End rhyme is the most common form

  • What is the rhyme pattern in the poem, “The Pasture”?

    • Use alphabetical representation to explain the rhyme pattern.


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“The pasture” and “a time to talk”

  • A poem’s speaker is the voice that “talks” to the reader.

    • Poems can be narrated in any voice that the poet chooses.

    • First person does not necessarily mean that the poet is speaking as him or herself. It could be a narrator.

    • The speaker can express strong emotions or seem detached and indifferent, just like the narrator of a story.

    • Speakers can be funny or serious.

    • The poet can use a variety of techniques to convey feelings or ideas to the reader.


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“The pasture” and “a time to talk”

  • Characterize the speaker of the poem “The Pasture” by filling in the chart below in your LNb.

  • Title:

  • Author:


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“The Pasture” and “A Time to talk”

  • Reading Poetry Aloud

    • Read the poem silently first.

    • Read it aloud.

      • Pay attention to punctuation.

        • Do NOT pause at the end of each line.

        • Pause only when there is punctuation

          • Brief pause for commas

          • Longer pause for period or semi-colon

      • Try to imagine how the speaker would say the lines.

        • Read with expression.

        • Pay attention to tone and rhythm.

        • Try to convey the meaning of the poem in your read-aloud.


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