Lesson plans and other teaching resources
George Herbert, Priest and Poet
Discovering Poetic Form and Structure Using Concrete Poems
Using concrete poetry, students explore the relationship between the structure and meaning of a poem. Includes links to texts of poems and suggestions for assessment.
A study guide including a comparison with Donne, style and technique, and a discussion of selected poems.
George Herbert Study Questions
This page includes questions on "The Altar," "Redemption," "Easter," "Easter Wings," "Affliction (1)," "Prayer 1," "Jordan 1," "Denial," "Jordan 2," "Time," "The Bunch of Grapes," "The Pilgrimage," "The Pulley," "The Flower," "Discipline," and "Death."
Text of the poem, an audio file with brief introduction, discussion questions, writing prompts, and analysis.
Marriage of Visual and Thematic Aspects of Herbert's Poetry
"This lesson will broaden a student's experience with poetry, opening a window to enable appreciation of both the aural and visual effects of a shape poem."
The Metaphysical Poets
This study guide includes poetry by Herbert, John Donne, Andrew Marvell, and Henry Vaughan.