Teacher Guide

Lord Byron's Poems Lesson Plan

Study Objectives

If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:

  1. 1

    To improve reading and analysis skills.

  2. 2

    To become more familiar with technical features of poetry and to think about how Byron uses these to create works with aesthetic impact.

  3. 3

    To consider how Byron fit more broadly into European Romanticism and 19th century English literary culture.

  4. 4

    To research Byron's historical context and understand how his poems were responding to historical and political realities.

  5. 5

    To learn more about Byron's biography and consider the ways in which an author's life can insert itself into literary works.

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