We began the lesson looking at a picture and commentating on it. In this picture there were shadows. We then started a discussion talking about what it would be like to live in a cave and the only thing that you’ll see is showdowns moving past. We this we watched a video that showed just this.
We then as a class read The Lady of Shallot. We discussed all of the auditory imagery that the poem contains. It is seen that in the outside world there is plenty but in her castle there is nothing but silence. After this we began to link the video to the poem. This was done by comparing the ladies life to the people that lived in the cage that only saw shadows with her only seeing peoples reflection.
Sir then asked us to write all the activities that happened in the “real” world and the inactivity’s in Shallot.
Here are some of mine:
· “up and down the people go”
· “only reapers, reaping early”
· “the knits came riding two by two”
· “ four grey walls, and four grey towers”
· “shadows of the world appear”
· “hangs before her all the year”
We then all began to annotate the poem; we came up with things such as there is a Dichotomy between Shallot and Camelot. We further stated that the enjambment in the poem helps it flow.
HOMEWORK: Read “The Victorian Age” and make notes on it; also finish annotating the poem.