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In this ongoing poetry class, students will develop literary analysis skills through reading, discussing, comparing, & contrasting poems from different eras.
Jennifer Smith (she/her)
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50 minutes per class
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Students will be taught how to read, understand, compare, & contrast poems and poets (and occasionally songs and songwriters) from different eras of poetry in this ongoing class. Each class meeting will consist of reading two poems. After reading each poem, we will: 1. discuss the historical context of the pair of poems. 2. go over a brief biography of the poets. 3. note the poetic devices used in each poem. 4. learn about the poetry movements featured in that day's class meeting. I will use...
Students will learn how to analyze a poem thoroughly by looking at its historical context, the era/movement during which the poem was written, the writer of the poem, and the style in which it was written.
There is no mandatory homework; however, I will offer suggestions and resources for further study.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Learner progress is assessed informally through class discussions.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Jennifer Smith (she/her)"The mind is not a vessel that needs filling, but wood that needs igniting." - Plutarch
125 total reviews
178 completed classes
I teach Literature, Writing, Poetry, Mythology, Folklore, History, and Philosophy classes for Middle and High School. I also teach a small selection of classes for elementary-aged students and preschoolers. I have a degree in Elementary...