In this unit, teachers will guide students in close reading of poetry by Anne Sexton, Sylvia Plath, and Gwendolyn Brooks. Students will describe the critical attributes and unique value of poetry and analyze poetry using the critical attributes. Because of the sensitive topic, the personal life-experience of abortion, this unit is most suitable for mature students who have already have some experience with this literary genre.
This free, printable unit includes:
This unit was developed in collaboration with University of Notre Dame theology professor Ann Astell. Ann Astell is a member of the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary and previously a Professor of English at Purdue University.