If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
Students will be able to consider the creation and evolution of different poetic forms.
Students will be able to understand and discuss the ways that Neruda's social and political life influenced his writing and vice versa.
Students will create their own work that responds to Neruda's.
Students will be able to analyze visceral and intellectual structures and impacts in poetry.