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"Hey, Al. Change your part and get on with your life." After a series of close reading activities that focus on modernist elements in T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," individuals are asked to adopt the point of view of a mental health professional and e-mail Prufrock suggestions for how to improve his state of mind.
Students explore role of the individual in the modern world by closely reading and analyzing T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock."
Tests knowledge about T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land, including comprehension of the work as well as literary and historical information. Because the content of this particular quiz is so specific and not solely based on the reading, it should be reviewed before the test is given. Immediate and detailed feedback is provided for each question.
T.S. Eliot is the subject of Helen Vendler’s article, "Time Magazine Most Important People of the Century."  A short passage from this article is used as the basis for a quiz that requires readers to not only use the text to answer questions but to use reference works as well.
Students explore the role of the individual in the modern world through a close reading and analyzation of T.S. Eliot's, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock." The key characteristics of literary modernism and their effects are examined.
Students explore the popular culture phenomenon of the musical 'Cats' and the T.S. Eliot poems that were its inspiration. They write original poems about animals, and read them aloud to their peers.
Close reading is key to the analysis and interpretation of literature. A close reading of the title and the epigraph of “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” offers readers an opportunity to examine how even single words or names can contribute to the development of a motif or theme. To begin the examination, individuals respond to several questions that ask them to consider Prufrock’s name. After sharing their responses, groups use the provided questions and focus on the poem’s epigraph. The resource contains everything you need to promote close reading and deserves a place in your curriculum library.
Mermaids will sing to your class members as they engage in an activity related to T.S. Eliot's famous dramatic interior monologue. After engaging in a socratic seminar about literary devices in the poem, individuals choose one interesting example of either hyperbole or imagery, and create an a visual representation. The illustrations are posted in time-line order following the progression of the poem.
In this thinking skills instructional activity, students read a quote from T.S. Eliot and then write what they think it means on the lines. Students also try to provide an example of how they can or do apply the quote to their own life.
Are you teaching Modernism to your class? Connect different areas of artistic expression in the Modernist Era. Learners read T.S. Eliot, view art by Pablo Picasso, and listen to a Modernist musical composition. This final assignment is an essay about how  these artistic pieces reflect the issues and problems of the Modernist era, using their own definition to explain their reasoning. Not all materials are included, but you could create some of your own.
In this literary analysis worksheet, students respond to 6 short answer and essay questions based on the text of the poem "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," by T.S. Eliot.
In this literary elements worksheet, students answer 4 short answer and essay questions as they consider the theme of manipulation in T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock." Students may also complete their choice of 3 reading activities suggested.
Delve into the mysterious lines of T.S. Eliot's The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. Focusing on simple recall of the poem, this quiz can then spark discussion about the odd comparisons and allusions within the lines. A simple quiz that can uncover layers of meaning.
Young scholars analyze modernist poetry in depth and detail. The several historical, social, and cultural forces that prompted the modernist movement and its effects are examined in this instructional activity.
Students 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 discover thematic connections between classical literary and popular song lyrics. Next, students identify poetic devices of sound and sense and relate them to the meaning of the lyrics.
Eleventh graders discover the thematic connections between classical literary and popular song lyrics.  In this English lesson, 11th graders research a specific topic to be presented to the class.  Students analyze song lyrics in their groups.
Students examine the concept of modernism. They analyze different modern poetists writings and identify the context in which the poems were written. They write poems of their own to complete the lesson.
Are you working on passive and active voice in your language arts class? Use this grammar worksheet to help students identify verbs in sentences as active or passive. Once they have labeled the verbs, they rewrite each of the sentences in the opposite voice.
Students analyze the use of dramatic monologue using Robert Browning's "My Last Duchess." In this dramatic monologue instructional activity, 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."

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