Poets "H"
Lesson plans and teaching resources

Donald Hall
Biography, poetry, and the children's book, Ox-Cart Man .

"The Nineteenth Century as a Song" by Robert Hass
Text of the poem and critical commentary.

Thomas Hardy
Lesson plans and resources for teaching poetry and prose.

"Remember" by Joy Harjo
A hypertext presentation of the poem.

Telegraph Hill, San Francisco, California in Robert Hass's "The Harbor at Seattle"
What does Telegraph Hill look like? Photo and additional information.

Robert Hayden
Lesson ideas for "Those Winter Sundays," more.

Seamus Heaney
Biography, background, and links to teaching ideas.

George Herbert
Biography, background, and links to teaching ideas.

Robert Herrick
Links to biography, poetry, and criticism.

Poet Reflects on Economic Hardships in Michigan
In a 4:36 downloadable video, poet Bob Hicok discusses his experience in auto manufacturing, reflects on current economic situations, and reads "In These Times." Scroll down for a handout with anticipation and discussion questions.

"Calling him back from layoff" by Bob Hicok
The poet reads his poem in a 2-minute captioned video. Scroll down for discussion questions and analysis.

"For What Binds Us" by Jane Hirshfield
A short captioned video of the poet reading her poem. Scroll down for discussion questions and background analysis.

"A Partial History of My Stupidity" by Edward Hirsch
A short video of the poet reading his poem. Scroll down for discussion questions and background analysis.

Teaching resources for the Iliad and the Odyssey.

Edward Hopper's House by the Railroad : From Painting to Poem
This lesson invites a close reading of Hopper's painting and Hirsch's poem to explore the types of emotion generated by each work in the viewer or reader, and how the painter and poet each achieved these responses.

Gerard Manley Hopkins
Lesson plans and teaching materials for "God's Grandeur" and other poems.

Study Questions on A. E. Housman
This page includes questions for writing and discussion for the following: "The Loveliest of Trees," "When I was One-and-Twenty," "To an Athlete Dying Young," "On Wenlock Edge," "Terence, This is Stupid Stuff," "The Chestnut Casts his Flambeaux," and "Epitaph on an Army of Mercenaries."

"The Battle Hymn of the Republic"
Students compare and contrast "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" and "John Brown's Body." Lesson includes texts, background information, printable handouts, and learning activities. Adobe Reader required for access.

Langston Hughes Teaching Resources
A collection of links related to teaching both poetry and prose.

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