If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
Learn about the technical features and techniques of poetry and think about how Shelley uses them to create works with aesthetic impact.
Speak and write insightfully about the important themes in Shelley’s poetry.
Consider and understand how Shelley fit more broadly into European Romanticism and 19th century English literary culture.
Compare and contrast Shelley’s work with that of his contemporaries.
Research Shelley’s historical context and understand how his poems were responding to historical and political realities.