December 9

English poet John Milton born

December 9, 1608

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Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem “The Charge of the Light Brigade,” published

December 9, 1854

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  • Poems of Tennyson and Noyes: Pictures in Words
    Lesson Plan / Art & Culture
    Poems of Tennyson and Noyes: Pictures in Words

    Striking examples of poetic "pictures"-not just vivid images but the entire mental picture conjured up by a poet-are to be found in "The Charge of the Light Brigade," by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, and "The Highwayman," by Alfred Noyes. As they explore the means by which Tennyson and  Noyes create these compelling pictures in words, students will also learn the critical terminology to analyze and describe a variety of poetic techniques and will have an opportunity to create their own pictures in words.