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Below is a sample breakdown of the Romantic Poetry chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday|| Biography of Percy Shelley; |
William Blake: Poems, Quotes and Biography
| Shelley's early life, marriages and works; |
The writer's origins and works of poetry
|Tuesday||'Songs of Innocence and Experience' by Blake||An analysis of Blake's book of poetry|
|Wednesday||Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Poems and Biography||The poet's early life and writing career|
|Thursday||'Ode on a Grecian Urn' by Keats: Analysis and Summary||An examination of Keats' famous 1819 poem|
|Friday||William Wordsworth: Poetry and Biography||Information on the early life of one of the forefathers of the Romantic poetry movement|
1. Biography of Percy Shelley
If Percy Shelley were around today, you might find him at a Wall Street protest, buying quinoa at Whole Foods or falling in love with your sister. In this lesson, you'll learn more about this major Romantic poet, who followed his heart and ideals, no matter the outcome.
2. William Blake: Poems, Quotes and Biography
Who is William Blake? He's a Romantic poet, an illustrator and a mystic. He used words, drawings and an innovative relief etching style, called illuminated printing, to create some of the most unusual and creative works of the Romantic era.
3. Songs of Innocence and Experience by Blake
How did a book of poetry written over 200 years ago by Romantic poet William Blake foreshadow an animated superhero movie? In this lesson, you'll learn about Blake's most significant and revered collection of poems, 'Songs of Innocence and Experience.'
4. Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Poems and Biography
Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Romantic poet or rock star? Ok, he's a Romantic poet. In this lesson, you'll learn about one of the founders of the Romantic movement and how his life, full of drugs, women and poetry, is not too different from today's rock stars.
5. Ode on a Grecian Urn by Keats: Analysis and Summary
In this lesson, learn about Romantic poet John Keats' 'Ode on a Grecian Urn,' which is considered one of the greatest odes ever written. In the poem, Keats has a surprisingly emotional reaction to staring at an old piece of pottery. We'll examine the story of the poem, its meaning and its form.
6. William Wordsworth: Poetry and Biography
In this lesson, you'll learn about William Wordsworth, one of the founders and chief architects of the Romantic poetry movement in England and England's poet laureate from 1843-1850.
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