The Simile Poem: “Simile” by N. Scott Momaday

Remember back in the day when you asked your teacher for a simile poem, and she gave you a condescending look and said there's no such thing. Well, there is, literally, a simile poem or, more accurately, a poem called … [Read more...]

Poems with Assonance and Poems with Consonance

Before we start talking about poems with assonance and consonance, feel free to download this¬†Sound Devices in Poetry lesson plan. Understanding Assonance and ConsonanceHow much do you know about poetry? Make it … [Read more...]

The Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe: “The Bells” Analysis

Edgar Allan Poe's "The Bells" Literary AnalysisImpress your friends and neighbors with your literary smarts by showing off a deep understanding of "The Bells" by Edgar Allan Poe. You can find the poem at the bottom of … [Read more...]

An Analysis of “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost

Before we get into an analysis of "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost, let's take a look at how to do a poetry analysis. Your teacher will be so impressed that she'll ask you how to do a poetry analysis when you're … [Read more...]

Poems with Metaphors: “Sympathy” by Paul Laurence Dunbar

Before we study poems with metaphors, let's take a look at what it means to master metaphors. And let's take a look at how studying poems with metaphors can help you improve your ability to communicate.Here's a lesson … [Read more...]

Romeo and Juliet Themes: 5 Important Themes in Romeo and Juliet with Analysis

So you've read the play. You've reviewed the events. Now, you want to discuss the five major themes of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet themes include love v. lust, the role of fate, the role of women, love vs. hate, and … [Read more...]

“There Will Come Soft Rains” Poem Analysis Lesson Plan

An analysis of the short story "There Will Come Soft Rains" by Ray Bradbury requires a "There Will Come Soft Rains" poem analysis. Here it is. "There Will Come Soft Rains" Poetry Analysis Lesson Plan If you're looking for a … [Read more...]

Foreshadowing in “A Rose for Emily” Lesson Plan

WHEN Miss Emily Grierson died, our whole faculty went to her funeral: the men through a sort of respectful affection for a fallen monument, the women mostly out of curiosity to see the inside of her classroom, which no new … [Read more...]

How to Plan and Teach a Novel

Remember that time you decided to teach a novel and all you could think of doing was read for 52 minutes for several consecutive days.I do.It involved 6 minutes of reading and 46 minutes of reading to snoring … [Read more...]

“The Open Boat” Lesson Plans, Summary, and Analysis

I'll save you the trouble of scrolling. Here's the pdf download lesson plan and graphic organizer:¬†Setting and Plot in The Open Boat. You can still read this awesome post, but make sure you get something you can use right now … [Read more...]