"A Psalm of Life" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"A Psalm of Life" is a great poem for students to study because it encourages people to live life to the fullest and set good examples for others to follow. Included in these plans are the following:
- Step-by-step instructions
- Optional Romanticism defining activity that uses research and collaboration to devise a complete definition of Romanticism and its components.
- Clean copy of the poem along with analytical questions and answer key
- A copy of a parody of this poem with analytical and comparison questions
- Quiz in 2 versions to deter cheaters - answer key provided. This quiz also comes in an editable PowerPoint if you wish to make changes.
- Optional parody writing suggestion with example.
If you choose to do the optional Romanticim defining or parody writing activities, then this lesson will take longer than one 90 minute block period.
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If you would like to teach this with another poem from the Fireside Poets, see "Thanatopsis" and "A Psalm of Life"
- discounted when packaged together.
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