Lesson plans and teaching resources
Rabindranath Tagore, Winner of the 1913 Nobel Prize in Literature
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Brief biography and links to 11 poems.
"The Cowboy" by James Tate
Text of the poem and critical commentary.
The Poems of Edward Taylor
15 poems, including "Huswifery."
Poems by Sara Teasdale
Links to texts of several poems.
Poetry Pairing: "Loved Me Deep and Long"
This page includes the text of Sara Teasdale's poem "Debt" with an article about the wedding of a couple who met online.
Close Reading Poetry Analysis Lesson 2: Speaker, Figurative Language, & Sound Devices
This lesson plan uses Teasdale's "I am not Yours" and Randall Jarrell's "The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner." Students will analyze and interpret the way an author's style (use of poetic devices) develops tone and theme in challenging grade-appropriate poetry. Close-reading skills culminate in an essay analyzing the way speaker's point of view, sound devices, and figurative language contribute a poem's theme. Student handouts are provided, including one with charts, text-marking codes, guiding questions, links to the poems and video, an essay model, and an essay grading scale.
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Lesson plans, criticism, and teaching ideas for "The Lady of Shalott" and other poems.
"Casey at the Bat" by Ernest L. Thayer
Historical background, text, and lessons in character analysis, metaphor and simile, narrative poetry, more.
Lesson plans for prose and poetry.
Brief biography of this WWI poet and links to poetry.
Chidiock Tichborne: "Tichborne's Elegy"
Background, analysis, and suggestions for responding to the poem.