Classical Poetry from the Elizabethan Age to the Nineteenth Century Grades 7-12
- Author : Gadd, Terry
Share the poetry written by many of the important poets of the English language from the Elizabethan Age to the Nineteenth Century with your students.
This resource presents a background to each of the major periods of writing, a biography of the particular poet, a portrait of the poet, a representative poem, activities and suggestions for further reading. 70 pages
Activities can be completed independently or in small groups.
20+ Ballads, Poems & Sonnets and 10+ Portraits of Poets & Biographies.
Poets & Their Works:
The Minstrels of the Middle Ages: The Ballad
- "Lord Randal
- William Shakespeare, "Sonnet XXIX"
- Christopher Marlowe, "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love" Sir Walter Raleigh, "The Nymph's Reply"
- John Donne, "The Bait"
- John Donne, "A Hymn to God the Father"
- Robert Herrick, "To The Virgins to Make Much of Time"
- John Milton, "On His Blindness"
The Restoration and Eighteenth Century
The Romantic Age
- William Wordsworth, "She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways
- John Keats, "When I Have Fears"
The Victorian Age
- Alfred Lord Tennyson, "The Lady of Shalott"
- Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning, "How Do I Love Thee" and "Prospice"
- Walt Whitman, "O Captain! My Captain!"
- Emily Dickinson, "Because I Could Not Stop For Death"
- Emily Dickinson, "A Narrow Fellow in the Grass"
- Emily Dickinson, "I Like To See It Lap The Miles"
- Duncan Campbell Scott, "The Half-Breed Girl"
- Sir Charles G.D. Roberts, "The Potato HaNest"
- Bliss Carmen, "A Vagabond Song"
- Archibald Lampman, "A Sunset at Les Eboulements"
- Archibald Lampman, "Winter Uplands"