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Whether it's St. Patrick's Day or not, this lesson can be a great way to study James Joyce and how his heritage has influenced his writing. The lesson is meant to be used with the Gale database, specifically the Student Resource Center Gold (for an article by Ezra Pound) and Litfinder to read Joyce's short stories. Finishing with a short story on personal heritage, the lesson is a great way to address literary analysis and writing strategies.
Introduce a class of creative writers to multiple types of poetry with this visual funfest. It efficiently discusses the different forms of poetry, and provides examples of the meter and rhyme schemes of limericks, haiku, sonnets, Ezra Pound couplets, ballads, blank verse, and villanelles.      
In this reading comprehension activity, students respond to 4 short answer and essay questions based on themes in "In a Station of the Metro." Students may also complete their choice of 2 reading activities suggested.
High schoolers read and analyze the poem, "My Last Duchess," by Robert Browning. They examine the use of dramatic monologue as a poetic device, and write a character profile of the Duke.
Students analyze the use of dramatic monologue using Robert Browning's "My Last Duchess." In this dramatic monologue lesson, students explore Browning in historical and literary context. Students read the poem and analyze the dramatic monologue as a part of character analysis. Students write a dramatic monologue based on one of the characters in the poem and write an essay for close reading analysis of Browning's "Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister."
High schoolers listen to music and identify alliteration, metaphor, onomatopoeia, personification, rhyme and simile. In groups, they study the example lyrics and discuss how the musician or author used each device within their lyrics. Students use pictures, drama and music to create their own presentation demonstrating an assigned poetic device.
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 5 short answer and essay questions based on the poem "In a Station of the Metro."
In this reading comprehension instructional activity, students respond to 3 short answer and essay questions based on themes in "In a Station of the Metro." Students may also complete their choice of 2 reading activities suggested.
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 3 short answer and essay questions based on themes in "In a Station of the Metro." Students may also complete their choice of 2 reading activities suggested.
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 3 short answer and essay questions based on themes of the supernatural in "In a Station of the Metro." Students may also complete their choice of 2 reading activities suggested.
Investigate the beginnings of the detective fiction genre through a discussion and writing assignment related to Edgar Allan Poe's "The Purloined Letter." Class members converse about the elements of the story and then compose brief essays about the impact of Dupin's motivation in the story. While the lesson does refer to specific page numbers in Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, the stories can easily be found elsewhere if necessary.
Rhetoric from Aristotle (logos, pathos, and ethos) to the rhetorical triangle (audience, speaker, subject) and SOAPSTone (speaker, occasion, audience, purpose, subject, tone) here’s a presentation about the art of rhetoric that will entertain as well as inform. Color-coded and concise, the slides are logically arranged, emotionally charged, and ethically appealing.
Young scholars examine how an exhibition of an author's writings can become a portrait or biography of that author . They work in small groups, analyzing various poems by Yeats.
Students work in small groups to read, translate and discuss poetry by Charles Baudelaire. They use a graphic organizer to analyze the poems for Romantic elements and use their observations as a guide for class discussions and essays.
Introduce your middle and high school writers to musical poetry. They explore the six poetic devices, and locate the poetic devices in various music lyrics. Next, they choose one of the devices to teach to the class using an example they choose.
What? A long-lost poem from Robert Frost? Introduce your class to a poem recently found and published from Robert Frost's personal collection. The lesson includes background information on the author, the poem itself, and a list of analysis questions to pose to student groups. The final page houses some example answers. 
Students create new words to convey their thoughts. They find, list and discuss the poetic devices used by the poet in creating his or her war poem and create their own war poems. They use sensory perception words and memory in creating a poem.
Students review Emily Dickinson's biography and examine themes and forms of some of her poems. They measure ways Graham integrates aspects of Dickinson's life and the themes and forms of her poetry into Letters to the World.
Students explore the work of Stephen Sondheim. In this musical theater lesson, students examine the musicals Merrily We Roll Along and Sunday in the Park with George. Students identify and anaylze linear and nonlinear structural patterns in musical scores.
High schoolers examine pictures and works of Hemingway. They discuss techniques used in portraits to show one's appearance. They create two sketches of themselves and share them with the class.

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