George Herbert
Lesson plans and other teaching resources

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Biography and Background

George Herbert
Background information.

George Herbert, Priest and Poet
Biographical information.

Lesson Plans

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.

George Herbert
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."

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.