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Imagist Poems

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Literature +1 Age Level High School (16 to 18 years old)

Students will survey the pieces in this collection and make connections between the pieces and the attached poems. 

With a small group, they will read and explain their assigned poem.  Then, they will select a work of art that they think BEST represents the poem from the five suggestions.  In their presentation, they will explain the poem to the class, and they will explain their choice of artwork, specifically explaining what criteria they used to make their selection.  Students complete the activity by selecting the best poetry/art pairing and explaining their reasoning with evidence from both pieces. 

Golden Gate Bridge in the Fog

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Untitled (Cat)

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Sea in Fog [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Interior with Cat

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Metolius River in Fog, Evening, Oregon

Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Valley Farm

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Wheelbarrow

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Farm yard

Archives of American Art

Seaweed Gatherers

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Concrete Ammunition

National Museum of American History

Leaves and Trees #2

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Autumn Leaves Fluttering in the Breeze

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Untitled (Autumn Leaves)

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Autumn in the Meadow Edge

Smithsonian American Art Museum

October Breezes

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Water Lily

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Large Fish Series: Sea Perch and Alfonsino

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

The Enchanted Pool

Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Lily Pool

Smithsonian American Art Museum

[Eleutherian Mills] [slide]: reflecting pool

Archives of American Gardens

TPCASTT

Julie Harding