Man often feels a stronger connection to nature when he realizes that he won't be around to see it much longer. Known more for his longer non-fiction works, Richard Wright discovered the haiku form late in his life and used it to express more calm than conflict.

Here are all the word lists to support the reading of Grade 7 Unit 4's texts from SpringBoard's Common Core ELA series: Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, maggie and milly and molly and may, Mother to Son, Haikus, It Happened in Montgomery, Monologues, The Raven, Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf, Casey at the Bat, Outlaws and Highwaymen, The Highwayman, We Wear the Mask, Twelfth Night
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  1. explain
    make plain and comprehensible
    I feel autumn rain
    Trying to explain something
    I do not want to know.
  2. autumn
    the season when the leaves fall from the trees
    Leaving the doctor,
    The whole world looks different
    this autumn morning.
  3. empty
    holding or containing nothing
    This autumn evening
    Is full of an empty sky
    And one empty road.
  4. distant
    located far away spatially
    My cold and damp feet
    Feel as distant as the moon
    On this autumn night.
  5. sink
    fall or descend to a lower place or level
    I am nobody:
    A red sinking autumn sun
    Took my name away.
  6. palm
    the inner surface of the hand
    In the falling snow
    A laughing boy holds out his palms
    Until they are white.
  7. grant
    let have
    Standing patiently,
    The horse grants the snowflakes
    A home on his back.
  8. toss
    move or stir about violently
    Tossing all day long,
    The cold sea now sleeps deeply
    On a bed of stars.
  9. tremble
    move quickly and involuntarily up and down or sideways
    An apple blossom
    Trembling on a sunlit branch
    From the weight of bees.
  10. clear
    free from clouds or mist or haze
    A spring sky so clear
    That you feel you are seeing
    Into tomorrow.
Created on September 12, 2014 (updated September 15, 2014)

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