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by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

1832

Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "Excerpt from “The Lotos-Eaters”" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

In Alfred Tennyson’s poem “The Lotos-Eaters,” a group of sailors decides to retire in a strange land, eating flowers that alter their mental state.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Death and Man vs. Nature as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"How do people face death?" and "Who's in control: man or nature?"

Ways to support your child: