October 2

Poet Wallace Stevens is born

October 2, 1879

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  • Lesson 2: Thirteen Ways of Reading a Modernist Poem
    Lesson Plan / History & Social Studies
    Lesson 2: Thirteen Ways of Reading a Modernist Poem

    This lesson prompts students to think about a poem’s speaker within the larger context of modernist poetry. First, students will review the role of the speaker in two poems of the Romanticism period before focusing on the differences in Wallace Stevens’ modernist “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.

Slave rebel Nat Turner is born

October 2, 1800

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Mahatma Gandhi born

October 2, 1869

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