Day 3

Christopher Marlowe's Poems Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    What is the difference between and elegy and a eulogy? Which one is Marlowe's epigraph to Roger Manwood?

    An elegy is a song that mourns for some one or thing. A eulogy does not necessarily take the form of a poem. Marlowe's epigraph more closely resembles an eulogy than an elegy.

  2. 2

    What is the appropriate way to honor the dead? In your opinion, is Marlowe's homage honorable or critical?

    Listing accomplishments and influences can be an appropriate way to honor the dead. Marlowe's poem regarding Manwood can be seen on the surface as a complementary homage but with further exploration can be seen as a satire that actually presents a darker reputation...

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