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  • Tintern Abbey Themes Lesson Plan

    Theme Revealed through Diction in Wordsworth’s “Tintern Abbey”: This lesson plan focuses on Wordsworth’s use of diction to convey themes in “Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey.” Students will identify and examine groupings of related words that reveal the poem’s attitude toward nature and its reflection on how...

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  • The Lucy Poems eNotes Teaching Guide

    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...

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  • The Lucy Poems 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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