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100 Best-Loved Poems Teaching Unit
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- Discuss the two traditional ballads that appear at the beginning of the anthology, “Lord Randal” and “Sir Patrick Spens.” Consider the ways the two title characters are similar and different.
- Compare and Contrast William Blake’s poems “The Lamb” and “The Tyger” in terms of their tones and views of the world.
- Consider Keats’ “Ode to a Nightingale” and “Ode on a Grecian Urn” in terms of their development of a common theme.
- Discuss the ways both A.E. Housman and Wilfred Owen mourn the loss of youth in their poems.
- Discuss the ways both Longfellow’s “The Village Blacksmith” and Kipling’s “Gunga Din” attempt to define the “honorable man.”
- Discuss both Bryant’s and Longfellow’s use of the poem as an inspirational device. Is poetry an effective form of inspirational writing in today’s society?
- Imagine that you are the servant being addressed in Browning’s “My Last Duchess.” What response and advice would you bring to your master concerning the Duke?
- Discuss the ways in which alliteration and internal rhyme saturate Poe’s “The Raven” and the effect they have on the poem’s tone.
- Discuss the way that Marianne Moore and William Carlos Williams bring a rigorous attention to form to their “free” verse.
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A teaching unit and individual learning packet from Prestwick House. Includes the following: comprehensive chapter-by-chapter study guides for students; questions suitable for essay topics or discussion; vocabulary lists; multiple-choice and essay test with answer key; introductory material from Prestwick House to familiarize both students and teachers with the work.