Reflection: Intervention and Extension Unpacking Wordsworth's Poetic Process Through 'Tintern Abbey' - Section 1: Review of Wordsworth's Poetics


Because Wordsworth's Preface to the Lyrical Ballads is so dense and long, I broke it up into four different parts and highlighted the key passages I wanted to students to read. This allowed them more time to discuss the relevant and important ideas, without getting stuck on a side note. 

Similarly with Tintern Abbey we focused on the first fifty lines of the poem. Again, I wanted to make sure students knew how to identify Wordsworth's poetic technique so they would be able to use the same process when reading the Lucy poems. 


  Reading Dense and Difficult Texts
  Intervention and Extension: Reading Dense and Difficult Texts
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Unpacking Wordsworth's Poetic Process Through 'Tintern Abbey'

Unit 2: The Romantic Poets
Lesson 6 of 9

Objective: SWBAT apply their understanding of poetic process to a close reading of 'Tintern Abbey'

Big Idea: "The principal object, then, proposed in these Poems was to choose incidents and situations from common life." William Wordsworth

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English / Language Arts, poetic technique, William Wordsworth, Tintern Abbey
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