THE SECOND GENERATION OF ROMANTIC POETS: BYRON, SHELLEY AND KEATS
A DIDACTIC MODULE ON ENGLISH LITERATURE
A module on the poets of the Second English Romanticism and on some of the masterpieces of English poetry at large.
Final classes of Senior High School
Language competence should be approximately at an UpperIntermediate / Advanced level
(C.E.F.: B2 – C1. Students should have acquired a good knowledge of specific vocabulary in the fields of literature (genres, techniques, figures of speech, etc.)
- To enlarge the knowledge of the British literary canon;
- To recognize thematic lines inside the literary corpus and to be able to work on their main features;
- To reinforce the mastery of analytical tools in the fields of poetry and essay;
- To be able to take notes, to organize data and contents and to display them in a coherent form.
Social and relational:
- To be able to work in group and to share responsibilities (personal accountability);
- To develop a positive attitude towards sharing resources and competences;
- To learn strategies of negotiation and conflict management.
AIMS OF THE TEACHER
- To reinforce reading and listening skill in the framework of a wider development of analytical
- To foster the use of the English language as means of interaction and communication among the
students, thus contributing to the reinforcement of speaking skills;
- To develop students' awareness of the importance of writing skills as means of sharing contents and
Social and relational:
- To create a creative and supportive learning environment;
- To consolidate the students' sense of mutual responsibility and solidarity.
The following works (or excerpts of them) will be dealt with:
(all the texts are provided)
- Childe Harold's Pilgrimage (1818)
- Vision of Judgement (1821)
- Don Juan (1819-24)
- The Masque of Anarchy (1819)
- A defense of Poetry (1821 - published 1840)
- A Dirge (1822)
- Letter to Richard Woodhouse (1818)
- Ode to a Grecian Urn (1819)
- To Autumn (1819)
Comprehension exercises and evaluation tools are provided (see specific pages)
Computer with Internet connection
The main part of the module is espected to be carried out in a Team-Mate Consult modality (groups of
4 or 5 students would fit).
Some frontal lessons are required (when specified).
Reading activities are likely to be carried on by the class as a whole.
TOTAL REQUIRED TIME
Approximately 18 hours.