This interesting and engaging lesson enables students to build their knowledge of the key messages, language, and structure in Percy Shelley’s relationships poem ‘Love’s Philosophy.’ In particular, students learn how the poet’s use of language portrays the key messages in the poem, for example the narrator’s belief that the entwinement of nature should be reflected by people.
Students learn through a logical and step-by-step learning journey, including:
-Discussing and applying the key messages and meanings in the poem;
-Understanding key contextual information about the poet and his life;
-Reading and interpreting the poem;
-Understanding the poem, with a particular emphasis upon the content, language, and structural features;
- Identifying and analysing the poet's use of language devices;
-Writing an extended analysis piece based upon how Percey Shelley presents the strength of the maternal bond in Love's Philosophy;
-Peer assessing their partners' analysis attempts.
- Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful, engaging and substantial; (including hyperlink to a reading of the poem)
- Copy of poem;
- Language Devices in 'Mother, Any Distance' worksheet;
- Analysis template with in-built success criteria for creating well-structured responses;
- Comprehensive lesson plan.
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