Challenge your students with this beautiful, poetic, metaphorical short story about a man's love for an ocean wave. Octavio Paz, a celebrated Mexican author, explores the complexity of relationships in this story from 1949. This lesson focuses on how the author presents the extended metaphor, and feminist literary criticism. I typically advise breaking this lesson into two class periods, depending on the level of your students. I have my students read the story as homework, and then when they come to class, they take the quiz in the first 10 minutes to show their comprehension of the text.
When you purchase this resource, you will receive:
+A PowerPoint file with engaging slides on each portion of the lesson
+A quiz and answer key
+A close-reading activity sheet
+A student-led discussion response sheet