by Marianne Moore
We've identified these texts as great options for text pairings based on similar themes, literary devices, topic, or writing style. Supplement your lesson with one or more of these options and challenge students to compare and contrast the texts. To assign a paired text, click on the text to go to its page and click the "Assign Text" button there.
Diving for Treasure
- JonArno Lawson
In JonArno Lawson’s poem “Diving for Treasure,” a diver explores the ocean.Pair “Diving for Treasure” with “A Jelly-Fish” and ask students to discuss how both texts explore interesting things in the ocean. Do you consider jellyfish and other animals of the ocean to be treasures? Why or why not? How do the divers in the two poems treat what they find in the ocean?
- Bill Johnson
In Bill Johnson’s poem “Dragonfly,” a speaker watches a dragonfly fly.Pair “Dragonfly” with “A Jelly-Fish” and ask students to discuss how the speakers describe the creatures in the two poems. What do the speakers find interesting about the two creatures? How do they emphasize this?