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Poetry Unlocked: The Lady of Shalott by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Why did the Lady of Shalott leave her tower to follow Lancelot? Also, did Lancelot care at all? We will analyze this and more!
Dana Lorelle, Writing, Vocabulary, Essays
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Class Experience

Students will understand poetic terminology such as stanza, rhyme scheme, alliteration, and other literary devices. 

Students will learn to analyze symbolism within the poem. 

Students will connect aspects of the poem to their everyday lives (for instance, what effect does isolation have on the Lady? What effect might it have on us?). 
My passions are writing and poetry, and it's my great joy that my five kids can quote Shakespeare and Longfellow. So many students claim to "hate" poetry, but that's often because poetry is difficult to understand. My goal is to give students the tools they need to unlock poems. Like John Keats suddenly understanding Homer once he read the English translation, I want my students to look "...at each other with a wild surmise/ Silent, upon a peak in Darien." 

Professionally, I hold degrees in Journalism and French Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and I've been published in numerous newspapers and magazines. I've also taught writing and literature classes to students of all ages and abilities. 
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The complete poem is attached.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.


Dana Lorelle, Writing, Vocabulary, Essays
Lives in the United States
Literature, Writing, Vocabulary
1122 total reviews
879 completed classes

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Welcome! I'm here because I love writing, reading, and teaching, and through Outschool I'm able to blend all three. I offer classes in writing and literature analysis (especially poetry),... 
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