Day 2

John Donne: Poems Lesson Plan

Reading Assignment, Questions, Vocabulary

Today's set of poems demonstrate Donne's skill as a love poet. Simultaneously, these poems demonstrate some of Donne's characteristic "weirdness" and his use of intricate philosophical metaphor and imagery.

-“The Flea”

-“Valediction Forbidding Mourning”

-“Woman’s Constancy”

-“Love’s Progress”

-“The Canonization”

-“Go and catch a falling star”

For each poem, have students outline Donne's "argument" about love, and the most important metaphors Donne uses to make it.

Common Core Objectives

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    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.1--Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others' ideas...

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