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The Lady of Shalott

By: Lord Alfred Tennyson
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3: Exploring significance Flexible in thinking: tries to understand both sides of an issue . and Romantic Writings?  This is a poem about a woman who has been placed under a curse. fables.Getting Ready to Read (in your journals…)  What do you remember from Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.  What happens in these tales when the spell is broken. and fairy tales you know in which people are under spells or curses. Morte D’Arthur. Writing 2. Make a list of details of other stories.

Surveying the Text • How is the poem structured? Background Information: This poem was written during Tennyson’s ten years of silence. Uses past knowledge in new situations and connects two different ideas. There are many connections between the poem and his own life. ideas .1 Analyze features of texts. Reading 2.

• Assonance – the repetition of similar vowel sounds followed by different consonant sounds in words that are close together.Review • Alliteration – the repetition of consonant sounds that are close to one another. • Opposition – ideas that are opposite .

Selection 5 .First Reading Disc 13.

.2 Listens with understanding and builds on others’ ideas.Rereading the Text Reread Part I • What is the setting? • What is the Rhyme scheme? • What oppositions do you find in the first stanza? Reading Comprehension 2.

Analyze how irony. mood. and "sound" of language achieve specific aesthetic purposes. . tone.Analyzing Stylistic Choices • What are the connotations of the word gray? (line 15) • What does the use of the word suggest about the Lady’s existence? Literary Analysis 3.3. style. Persevering: Stay on task to figure it out.

Rereading the Text Reread Part II • • • • • Why does the Lady stay indoors and weave night and day? What is her “magic web” (line 38)? What role does the mirror play in the Lady’s life? – Why is the footnote about the “mirror clear” particularly important? How doe the descriptions of the other people differ from that of the Lady? What oppositions do you find in lines 55-70? Reading Comprehension 2.2 Listens with understanding and builds on others’ ideas. .

tone. and "sound" of language achieve specific aesthetic purposes. . In the light of this interpretation. Analyze how irony. mood. style.3. “I am half sick of shadows” (71) • Critics have seen this poem as a commentary on the plight of the artist. what is meant by the Lady’s complaint in lines 71-72? Literary Analysis 3. Persevering: Stay on task to figure it out.Analyzing Stylistic Choices • How do lines 66-72 foreshadow Lancelot’s arrival and the Lady’s actions in the second half of the poem? • What yearnings do you think the Lady expresses when she exclaims.

How do they contrast with images of the Lady? • What change do you notice in the rhyming words in the first stanza? • Why do you think this change is significant? Reading Comprehension 2. .2 Listens with understanding and builds on others’ ideas.Rereading the Text Reread Part III • Find examples of images used to describe Lancelot.

style. mood. and "sound" of language achieve specific aesthetic purposes. Analyze how irony. . Persevering: Stay on task to figure it out.3. tone.Analyzing Stylistic Choices • Where is the climax of the plot? How do you know this? • Why do you think the author devotes so much space to his description of Sir Lancelot? • How does the description relate to the Lady’s action and to the overall meaning of the poem? Literary Analysis 3.

and this song (152153) Reading Comprehension 2. .2 Listens with understanding and builds on others’ ideas. the tapestry.Rereading the Text Reread Part IV • What mischance (bad luck) is referred to in line 129? • What is the significance of the repeated emphasis on the mirror.

Rereading the Text • What does the mirror show the lady? • Why does the lady leave the island? • How are the reapers aware of the lady’s presence on the island? • What is the crisis in the poem? .

tone. . Persevering: Stay on task to figure it out.3. mood.Analyzing Stylistic Choices • What is significant about the Lady dressing in white? • How does the Lady’s song (142153) compare with that of Lancelot’s (107)? Literary Analysis 3. and "sound" of language achieve specific aesthetic purposes. Analyze how irony. style.

Persevering: Stay on task to figure it out.Overall Analysis What commentary do you think Tennyson is making on the role and life of an artist? Literary Analysis 3. mood. . style. tone. Analyze how irony.3. and "sound" of language achieve specific aesthetic purposes.