Topic: Analysis of "The Lost Spring" by Anees Jung

Grade Level: Class XII


  • To develop critical thinking and analytical skills
  • To enhance students' ability to analyze and interpret a short story
  • To explore the themes of poverty and loss of culture in "The Lost Spring"

Materials Needed:

  • Copies of "The Lost Spring"
  • Whiteboard or chalkboard
  • Markers or chalk
  • Writing materials for students (paper, pens/pencils)
  • Audiovisual equipment (optional)


I. Introduction A. Greet the students and introduce the lesson topic. B. Ask if any students have read "The Lost Spring" before and if they have any prior knowledge of the story's themes. C. Explain the objectives of the lesson.

II. Guided Reading of the Short Story A. Distribute copies of "The Lost Spring" to the students. B. Ask the students to read the short story silently to themselves. C. Ask the students to read the short story again aloud, either as a class or in groups. D. Ask for initial impressions and reactions to the short story.

III. Literary Devices and Analysis A. Review the common literary devices used in short stories (ex. symbolism, imagery, etc.). B. Guide the students to identify these literary devices within the short story. C. Discuss the significance of these literary devices in relation to the plot, character development, and theme of the short story. D. Use the whiteboard or chalkboard to visually represent the literary devices and their significance.

IV. Interpretation and Discussion A. Encourage students to interpret the meaning and message of the short story based on their analysis of the literary devices. B. Facilitate a class discussion on the themes of poverty and loss of culture in "The Lost Spring". C. Encourage students to share their own interpretations of the short story and to ask questions to deepen their understanding. D. Use audiovisual equipment (optional) to show a video clip or presentation related to the themes of poverty and loss of culture.

V. Creative Writing Activity A. Assign a creative writing activity related to the themes of "The Lost Spring" (ex. a character analysis, a journal entry from a character's perspective, a short story continuation, etc.). B. Provide time for students to work on their creative writing assignments. C. Encourage students to share their work with the class (optional).

VI. Conclusion A. Review the key concepts covered in the lesson. B. Encourage students to continue reading and analyzing literature in their own time. C. Provide resources for further reading and analysis (ex. recommended short story collections, online literary analysis resources, etc.)

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