Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard by Thomas Gray

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  • Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard Themes Lesson Plan

    Themes Revealed Through Comparison and Contrast: This lesson plan focuses on Gray’s use of contrast in developing several major themes in the poem. Students will identify and examine how Gray describes the villagers before and after their deaths and how their simple lives contrast with those of the wealthy and...

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  • Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard eNotes Teaching Guide

    So you’re going to teach “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard,” a classic poem that has been a mainstay in English classes for generations. Whether it’s the first time or the hundredth time you’ve taken students through this classic English poem, these teaching tips will help ensure that the experience...

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  • Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard Metaphor Activity

    This activity gives students an opportunity to practice examining and analyzing metaphors. Metaphors express images, emotions, actions, experiences, and nuances through direct and indirect comparisons, allowing readers to access deeper levels of meaning in the text. In this activity, students will classify and analyze different kinds of metaphors in order...

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  • Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard Allusion Activity

    This worksheet gives students an opportunity to practice identifying and analyzing allusions. Allusions broaden the scope of a text and imbue passages with deeper meaning by subtly drawing on unexplained references to literature, history, science, geography, philosophy, mythology, or other aspects of a culture. Allusions are thus a powerful tool...

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