Day 3

A Farewell to Arms Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Western Wind

    Kind of Activity:

    Classwide Discussion

    Objective:

    Students will analyze a poem mentioned in the text and discuss its significance to the work.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.10, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.1

    Structure:

    In Chapter XXVIII, as he lies in bed, Frederic makes a clear allusion to the anonymous English poem "Westron Wynde," written in the early 16th-century. The entire poem is as follows:

    'Westron wynde, when wilt thou blow,

    The small raine down can raine.

    Cryst, if my love were in my armes

    And I in my bedde again!'

    Present the poem on the board to the entire class. You may want to rewrite the...

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