This is a two day lesson. The first day is spent exploring the poem by Anne Bradstreet, "To My Dear and Loving Husband". I had my students read the poem and UNRAVEL it. Then, we discussed each line of poetry and all the literary and sound devices found in it. I displayed the poem on the Promethean board and had the students find the end rhyme, alliteration, and repetition in it. We discussed the allusions to the bible and how it exemplifies Puritan thought. Then the next day, I followed it up with the writing part which is designed for lower achievers who need plenty of structure. My students come to me with very little or no formal education so I try to provide the framework. You can actually just give your students the thesis or the topic and allow them to write on the poem.