My Summer of Love is a great novel for analyzing language, style, imagery, and foreshadowing. Close reading of the text takes place throughout the unit (as seen in the Day 2 below). Students interpret the text through art, analyze thematically relevant poetry, work on grammar, and finally write an essay that looks at imagery as a foreshadowing element that all along clued us into the novel's unexpected end.
"Love After Love," by Dereck Walcott.
"Sonnet 130," by William Shakespeare.
Essay: Death Foreshadowed: Symbol and Metaphor in My Summer of Love.
Note: bolded headings in the lesson plan are transitional points in the class hour. All homework/handouts are copy-ready (see Blood Meridian preview and description for an example).