Day 4

Wordsworth's Poetical Works Lesson Plan

Reading Assignment, Questions, Vocabulary

Today's reading includes several short poems that editors often collect together as the "Lucy" poems, as well as two other poems about grief and the process of grieving. It joins together the themes of childhood and grieving that we've seen in Wordsworth's poetry: since children more often died young in the 19th century, these themes were often treated together.

The Lucy Poems (read these as a set - not as closely as you've been doing for individual poems, but noticing the connections between them)

"She dwelt among the untrodden ways"

"Strange fits of passion have I known"

"Three Years She Grew"

"A slumber did my spirit seal"

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