Guided Primary Source Analysis: The Poem

The poem
Ulmann, Doris. “The Poem.” ca. 1919. PH Filing Series Photographs. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Carefully examine a larger image of this photograph. Then consider why the photographer chose to title the photo “The Poem”. Do you think this photo is poetic? Why or why not?

How does this photograph make you feel? What do you think about when looking at this image? Make a list of 3 nouns, 3 adjectives and 3 verbs that describe your feelings and thoughts.

Write a poem to accompany this photograph.

What other observations, reflections or questions does this source inspire? Let us know!