In this poetry lesson, students closely read two poems by 17th Century Metaphysical poets John Donne and George Herbert. The poems are “Holy Sonnet 14” by Donne and “The Pulley” by Herbert. Students will analyze each poem with a focus on central themes.
The lesson includes the following:
• Short biographies of Donne and Herbert
• Context information on the 17th Century
• Copies of poems
• Pre-reading questions
• Questions for close reading
• Answer key
• Suggested essay topics
This product is available at a 50% discount
when you purchase Analyzing 17th Century Poetry Unit
Check out these related products
Analyzing Poems by 17th Century Women Poets
Two Poems by Richard Lovelace
Click on this link to view and download free products
from my store. These will give you an idea of the quality of my work. Dianne Mason’s Free Products
Click on the green star
next to my picture on any of my product pages to follow me
and receive a customized e-mail for the launch of any new product.
Earn TPT Credits
Every time you make a purchase on Teachers Pay Teachers and leave feedback, you earn credit toward a future purchase. How does it work? After logging in, go to My Purchases
and find the button beside each product. Leave a fair rating and a comment about the resource, and you’re done!