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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.
Students 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.
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.
Learners write a poem from the perspective of the first-person persona. Through the words of the poem, demonstrate a higher level of thinking by providing insight to the personality of the poem's speaker, the "I" who is featured in the poem. They utilize the use of irony.