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  • Walden eNotes Teaching Guide

    So you’re going to teach Henry David Thoreau's Walden; or, Life in the Woods, a classic text that has been a mainstay in English classes for generations. Whether it’s the first or hundredth time you escort students through the text, we've provided some teaching tips to help ensure that the...

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  • Walden Themes Lesson Plan

    Theme Revealed Through Imagery in “The Ponds”: This lesson plan focuses on Thoreau’s use of imagery in the chapter “The Ponds” in Walden. Students will identify examples of imagery and figurative language in passages from the text and will interpret the ideas they express. In studying Thoreau’s imagery, often created through...

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  • Walden 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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