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This activity has students analyzing the symbolism of the shell in "The Chambered Nautilus" by Oliver Wendell Holmes.
The download includes a graphic organizer presented in two ways: one blank organizer for advanced students or a guided lesson and one with sample text that the students analyze. A third organizer with sample responses is also included.
I include this activity and poem during my unit on the Fireside Poets.
The download includes both PDF and word documents so that you can edit the handouts to fit your needs.