Day 5

Christopher Marlowe's Poems Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    A Prayer for a Pet Parrot

    Kind of Activity:

    Classwide Discussion


    Students will demonstrate mastery of the text as well as the literary devices of satire and classical allusion by taking a close look at a specific section of the poem (the death of the parrot).

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.5, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.3


    For a layered understanding of Ovid's poem and Marlowe's job as a translator, direct students to the Latin original of Elegy VI in Book II, the section that mourns the death of Corinna's pet parrot: Using the texts, lead the students...

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