Ezra Pound Teacher Resources
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St. Patrick's Day: James Joyce
Whether it's St. Patrick's Day or not, this instructional activity can be a great way to study James Joyce and how his heritage has influenced his writing. The instructional activity 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.
10th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
Types of Poetry
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.
9th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 16 Downloads
What is Rhetoric Anyways?
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.
9th - 12th Language Arts 80 Views 181 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe: Genre and Originality
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.
9th - 12th Language Arts 12 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
In a Station of the Metro Theme of Versions of Reality
In this reading comprehension worksheet, 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.
9th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
Charles Baudelaire: The Poet of Sickness and Evil
High schoolers 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.
9th - 12th Languages 17 Views 39 Downloads
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.
8th - 11th Language Arts 23 Views 241 Downloads
Unknown Frost Poem Discovered
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.
8th - 12th Language Arts 30 Views 116 Downloads
Browning's "My Last Duchess" and Dramatic Monologue
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.
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 14 Downloads
Fishing with Hemingway
Explore the life and works of the famous American author, Ernest Hemingway. Middle and high schoolers gain appreciation for the author through this Webquest, detailing his time in Michigan, Paris, Africa, and Cuba. Consider using this resource as a pre-reading activity to introduce the great author.
8th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 22 Downloads
Reading Comprehension Quiz: Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman is the subject of a comprehension quiz that requires readers to not only pay close attention to stated facts and to draw inferences, but to also access provided links to correctly answer the questions. A great way to develop comprehension skills.
11th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
The Stranger Redeemed: A Portrait of a Black Poet
Read and analyze poems by African-American authors. Using the text, they identify the various patterns, subjects, language and dialects used. Then team up to compare and contrast the various authors and define new vocabulary. The instructional activity concludes as the class researches the life of Langston Hughes.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 15 Downloads
Browning's "My Last Duchess" and Dramatic Monologue
Learners read and discuss Browning's poem, "My Last Duchess". In groups, they choose one character from the poem and, taking on the perspective of that character, write various character portraits.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 13 Downloads
Extreme Poetry Vocabulary
Challenge your class with this comprehensive list of literary vocabulary words. Learners take a pre-test, look up definitions, come up with an example, and then take a post-test. You might use this prior to a unit about poetic devices in which you will delve more deeply into examples of usage.
12th Language Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads
Pupils 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.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 14 Downloads
The Voices Within Theirs and Mine
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.
7th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads