Poetry Compare & Contrast, Anne Bradstreet, To My Dear and Loving Husband, CCSS

Laura Randazzo
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10th - 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
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Description

Use Anne Bradstreet’s Puritan love poem, “To My Dear and Loving Husband,” to provide a compelling contrast to Lady Mary Chudleigh’s anti-marriage poem, “To the Ladies.”

This download includes:

• Suggested lesson procedure (1 page)
• Full-text copy of both poems (public domain) with space for annotation (1 page)

• Handout featuring eight depth-of-knowledge questions that require students to analyze the texts as well as make personal connections to both poems (1 page)

• Detailed answer key to help you easily grade students’ work and guide in-class discussion (1 page)

• Digital copy of Amedeo Modigliani’s painting, “Portrait of a Woman in a Black Tie,” (public domain) to project during your class discussion (1 jpg file)

Materials download as a PDF and include Google Drive versions of student handouts.

This lesson works as a standalone assignment, assessment tool, and/or supplement to any literature unit dealing with traditional gender roles and/or marriage themes.

Want more? Click here for a lesson on Anne Bradstreet’s “Upon the Burning of Our House”:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Anne-Bradstreet-Puritan-Poetry-Colonialism-Upon-the-Burning-of-Our-House-CCSS-2544540

Click here for another set of poetry compare/contrast materials:
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Compare-Contrast-Poetry-Hamlet-Rudyard-Kipling-Literary-Analysis-CCSS-2266101

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Cover image credit: Pixabay, Public domain

Total Pages
4-page PDF + Google Drive version of student handouts; 1 jpg image (all uneditable)
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
40 minutes
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Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 9-10 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.By the end of grade 10, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of the grades 9-10 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language that is particularly fresh, engaging, or beautiful.

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