Your lesson plan is excellent except for the Emily Dickinson line: "There is no frigate like a book." The sentiment is lovely, the quotation is apt only trouble is the word "frigate." Just try to say it in class and your lesson is over.
I had now been on board the frigate upward of a year, and remained unscourged; the ship was homeward-bound, and in a few weeks, at most, I would be a free man. And now, after making a hermit of myself in some things, in order to avoid the possibility of the scourge, here it was hanging over me for a thing utterly unforeseen, for a crime of which I was as utterly innocent. But all that was as naught.Herman Melville
Scarce one tall frigate walks the sea Or skirts the safer shores Of all that bore to victory Our stout old Commodores.
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