by John Gillespie Magee, Jr.
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.
- Li-Young Lee
In Li-Young Lee’s poem “From Blossoms,” the speaker describes eating peaches in the summertime.Pair “From Blossoms” with “High Flight” and ask students to discuss how the speakers in the two poems find happiness in simple pleasures. Why does eating the peach bring the speaker pleasure in “Blossoms”? How does this compare to the joy the speaker in "High Flight" experiences when they fly? How do both poems emphasize the happiness that one can find in nature?