“Loveliest of Trees” and “George Gray” Poems by A.E. Housman and Edgar Lee Masters
Quickwrite: • Shut your eyes for a minute and think of your favorite place. It could be a place in nature, a city, or someplace indoors. • Write down all that you see, smell, taste, feel, and hear.
Connotations Connotations are all of the associations and emotions attached to a word.
Loveliest of Trees Loveliest of trees, the cherry now Is hung with bloom along the bough, And stands about the woodland ride Wearing white for Eastertide.
Quickwrite: • Someone asks you for your advice: “What are the most important things in life?” • Quickwrite your answer.
Speaker The speaker is the voice that talks to us directly in a poem. The speaker isn’t always the poet.
“George Gray” by Edgar Lee Masters Tombstone Sailboat in the harbor