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Synthesizing Practice Examples

1. Visual Practice

Click on the icon above to see the actual painting, "A Swell of the Ocean" by Winslow Homer at the San Francisco Fine Arts Museum (

What would make a good new title for this painting?

What visual details contributed to your choice of title?

2. Practice with Text

What do you think Sanburg meant by this poem?

Click on the photograph to read

What three poems in his Chicago collection speak most strongly of life in Chicago?


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