Love and Friendship

"But which will bloom most constantly?" Ask your learners to examine the representations of love and friendship in Emily Bronte's poem. Class members answer four text-based questions and jot down some ideas for larger discussion questions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Split the worksheet up by reading and marking the poem together, inviting pupils to work with a partner to answer the first four questions and assigning the brainstorming for the discussion questions for homework
  • Add this into your unit on poetry analysis or the Bronte sisters
  • Use the discussion questions for discussion if desired or turn them into essay prompts instead
Classroom Considerations

  • Some individuals may need additional scaffolding to fully understand the poem and write about it effectively
Pros

  • A copy of the poem and a brief paragraph about the author are provided
  • The questions require learners to cite from the text and use higher-level thinking skills
Cons

  • None
Common Core