Ideally, students and I would have the shared experience of having read a full text, but for the sake of demonstration I will invite you to read and respond to the following short excerpt from Whitman's "By Blue Ontario's Shore"(1856):
Are you he who would assume a place to teach or be
a poet here in the States?
The place is august, the terms obdurate.
Walt Whitman, “By Blue Ontario’s Shore” (1856)
1) Consider what this question and observation mean for you in your own teaching context. What might they mean for your students?
2) Share that understanding in the comments by uploading a text, image, or short clip of music.