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...

Join Now to View Premium Content

GradeSaver provides access to 725 study guide PDFs and quizzes, 4184 literature essays, 1403 sample college application essays, 171 lesson plans, and ad-free surfing in this premium content, “Members Only” section of the site! Membership includes a 10% discount on all editing orders.

Join Now

Already a member? Log in