This is a fully editable document with step by step directions for the teacher. The teacher will need to get copies of Ayn Rand's "The Only Path to Tomorrow" published in the Reader's Digest in January 1944. This lesson can be used as part of a larger unit on Ayn Rand's Anthem. This non-fiction text can be used to introduce the central ideas that are also found in Anthem. This lesson can also be used alone to teach the students to practice analyzing word choice, repetition, parallelism, anaphora, and metaphor in a non-fiction text. This lesson will walk the students through a close reading of the text and then the planning, writing, and revising stage of an analysis essay on the text.