Teacher Guide

Percy Shelley: 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

    Learn about the technical features and techniques of poetry and think about how Shelley uses them to create works with aesthetic impact.

  2. 2

    Speak and write insightfully about the important themes in Shelley’s poetry.

  3. 3

    Consider and understand how Shelley fit more broadly into European Romanticism and 19th century English literary culture.

  4. 4

    Compare and contrast Shelley’s work with that of his contemporaries.

  5. 5

    Research Shelley’s historical context and understand how his poems were responding to historical and political realities.

  6. 6

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