- Katie Schneider
- English Language Arts, Language, Grammar and Vocabulary, Reading Literature
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- Lesson Plan
- High School
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This English Language Arts lesson focuses on the understanding of literary devices as related to poetry with poems found via poetryfoundation.org.
Students will analyze tone and mood by rephrasing lines of poetry to match the author's intent.
Students will explore the poet's message and defend their ideas in paragraph form.
This assignment addresses Nebraska state standards: NE.LA 10.1.6.A NE.LA 10.1.6.C NE.LA 10.1.6.K NE.LA 10.2.2.E
This lesson will take about 40-50 minutes.
Step One: CLICK HERE and choose any poem that interests you. If you would like to explore your options based on topic/occasion/specific holiday, click on "topic."
Step Two: After you have chosen your poem, fill out this chart with some basic information:
Step Three: Explain your choice. Why did you pick this particular poem to analyze? What did you like about it? What about the poem "speaks to" or "connects with" you?
Step Four: List at least three literary devices that you located within your poem. Remember, "literary devices" are things like: alliteration, personification, irony, enjambment, consonance, assonance, symbolism, imagery, etc. Your examples do not have to come from this list, but you do need three DIFFERENT devices.
|LITERARY DEVICE||EXAMPLE FROM TEXT||DEFINE THE DEVICE IN YOUR OWN WORDS|
Step Five: Consider the poet's overall message. What do you think they were trying to convey with this poem? Thoughts? Feelings? Metaphor? Defend your ideas by explaining WHY you believe that.
Step Six: Choose two lines from the poem to re-write in your own words. Try not to just use synonyms; rephrase the lines to capture the mood and tone of the poem.
|QUOTED FROM THE POEM||REWRITTEN IN YOUR OWN WORDS|