English Romantic Poets Study Guide: Examples and Analysis of British Romantic Poems

Here's a brief look at British Romantic poets and a couple of poems.Six Famous British Romantic PoetsWilliam Blake - "The Tyger," "The Lamb," "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell," "The Chimney Sweeper," and … [Read more...]

William Blake Poetry Analysis: “The Lamb”

Enjoy this analysis of "The Lamb" by William Blake. But first, the poem. For a lesson plan on how to do a poetry analysis, follow the link.The Lamb Little Lamb, who made thee? Dost thou know who made thee? Gave thee … [Read more...]

An Analysis of “The Tyger” by William Blake

This analysis of "The Tyger" by William Blake looks at poetic devices. This includes some tips on how to do a better job capturing the nuances through annotating the text.Begin your analysis of "The Tyger" by William … [Read more...]

32 National Poetry Month Lesson Plans

I'm not sure when National Poetry Month became a thing, but it is. And I'm glad. If you feel April is a great time for teaching poetry and you need some poetry lesson plan or poetry teaching ideas, you are in the right … [Read more...]

Imagery Lesson Plan: Poets for Teaching Imagery

Students need more than the definition of imagery to really get it. Understanding imagery involves interpreting and analyzing the author's purpose for using a specific image or set of images. Good poetry centers around … [Read more...]

Teaching English Romantic Poetry: How Many of These 19 Poems Have You Taught?

After studying and teaching English Romantic Poetry and finding myself aglow with delight, I built a time machine and traveled back 30 years to talk to my teenage self. Here's what transpired: Me: Hey, Trent!Teenage Me: … [Read more...]