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The Lucy Poems eNotes Teaching Guide

by eNotes

  • Release Date: February 25, 2020
  • Subjects: Language Arts and Literature
  • Age Levels: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 8, and Grade 9
  • Pages: 12
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This teaching guide highlights the most salient aspects of William Wordsworth’s Lucy Poems, five poems written between 1798 and 1801 which focus on the speaker’s love for an idealized young woman who meets an untimely death. Whether it’s the first or hundredth time you’ve guided students through these poems, we’ve provided some teaching tips to help ensure that the experience is rewarding for everyone, including you. Studying the Lucy Poems will expose your students to key elements of Romanticism, as well as themes of beauty, nature, and death. 


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