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The eighth lesson in a unit plan centering on American Romanticism. The lesson focus on the Petrarchan sonnet and the reasons why Henry Wadsworth Longfellow chose to adapt that particular style for his poem "The Cross of Snow". Included in the lesson is a link to a PPT about Longfellow as well as some background information about the inspiration for the poem itself. Objectives include gaining a basic understanding of the Petrarchan sonnet, being able to explain why “The Cross of Snow” is a variation of the Petrarchan sonnet, and being able to explain how Longfellow used an image/setting to describe an emotion.