If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
To improve reading and analysis skills.
To become more familiar with technical features of poetry and to think about how Byron uses these to create works with aesthetic impact.
To consider how Byron fit more broadly into European Romanticism and 19th century English literary culture.
To research Byron's historical context and understand how his poems were responding to historical and political realities.
To learn more about Byron's biography and consider the ways in which an author's life can insert itself into literary works.