Paired Texts > Morning in the Burned House
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.
In Linda Pastan's "Dreams," the speaker uses figurative language to discuss dreams.Pair “Morning in the Burned House” with “Dreams” and ask students to compare these two poems. How does each poem create a dreamlike atmosphere? How does each poem deal with grief and loss?
In Marcel Proust's "Excerpt from Swann's Way," a narrator's past and present blur together as he is on the verge of sleep.Pair “Morning in the Burned House” with “Excerpt from Swann’s Way,” and ask students to discuss how the two texts explore childhood. What tone do the poem’s speaker and the excerpt’s narrator use to describe their childhood? How do the two texts contrast the past and present?