Mending Wall Imagery Activity
- 8 pages
- Subject: Imagery, Literary Devices, Tone, Lesson Plans and Educational Resources
- Common Core Standards: RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.5, RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.4
“Mending Wall” is one of Robert Frost’s best known poems. It describes two farmers’ springtime ritual of mending the stone wall between their properties. Frost examines the wall from a number of angles, employing a rich variety of imagery. The poem develops into an exploration of the psychological and social significance of walls and fences.
Skills: analysis, drawing inferences from text, close reading, identifying the relationship between words
About This Document
The Owl Eyes Imagery activity gives students an opportunity to practice identifying and analyzing imagery. Imagery within a text creates a sensory experience that can connect readers to a text’s setting, atmosphere, or overall aesthetic. Studying imagery will help students understand how narrators or principal characters feel. The main components of this worksheet include the following:
- A brief introduction to the text
- A handout on types of imagery with examples from classic texts
- A step-by-step guide to activity procedure
- Selected examples of imagery from the text
In completing this worksheet, students will learn to identify and analyze different kinds of imagery in order to develop close reading skills and identify the effect imagery has on their reading experience.