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The ninth and final lesson in a unit centering on American Romanticism. The subjects of this lesson are "Old Ironsides" by Oliver Wendell Holmes and "The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Students will participate in group activities and will be tasked with developing a campaign slogan and accompanying poster. Lesson objectives include identifying poetic devices and romantic elements in poems by Longfellow and Holmes, participating in a Socratic seminar, making a cross-literary connection (American Romantic poetry to Greek mythology), and understanding that certain forms of literature can be intended to sway public sentiment.