by Carl Sandburg
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.
Halsted Street Car
- Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg's poem "Halsted Street Car" (1916) is a critique of working conditions in Chicago. In it, Sandburg paints a powerful picture of the weary faces of the working class.Pair “At A Window” with “Halsted Street Car” to engage students in an in-depth analysis of the work of Carl Sandburg.
Excerpt from Frankenstein: The Creature’s Request
- Mary Shelley
In this excerpt from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the creature demands that Frankenstein listen to his story of how he has suffered since being created.Pair “At A Window” with “Excerpt from Frankenstein: The Creature’s Request” and ask students to discuss causes for the creature’s loneliness. How has the creature been denied love since he was brought to life? How do you think Frankenstein could remedy this? Compare how the speaker of “At A Window” and the creature respond to this loneliness. How do they attempt to remedy it?