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Unit Overview: Romantic poetry and paired texts: Romanticism and Nature

For next step we recommend the unit: Romantic poetry and paired texts: Nature poetry.

For next step we recommend the unit: Romantic poetry and paired texts: Introduction to the Romantics.

Lessons:

10 lessons

The Life and Times of John Keats

In this lesson, we will be introduced to John Keats, one of the best known writers from the second generation of Romantics. We will briefly look at some key events in Keats' life, before learning about the form of an ode. We will then read 'To Autumn' for the first time to get a general understanding of the attitudes which Keats expresses.

  • 2 Quizzes
  • 28m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Worksheet
  • Transcript

Language in 'To Autumn'

In this lesson, we will consider how Keats uses personification to make autumn seem like a magical and busy time of year. We will think how and why the way Keats presents autumn changes throughout the poem, before writing up our thoughts at the end of the lesson.

  • 2 Quizzes
  • 23m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Worksheet
  • Transcript

The Power of Nature in 'To Autumn'

In this lesson, we will focus on Keats' views on the power of nature and the ways in which autumn's power grows and wanes as the season continues. We will start by considering the imagery of the first stanza, before continuing to examine the rest of the poem to chart the power which Keats finds in nature.

  • 2 Quizzes
  • 31m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Worksheet
  • Transcript