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.
-“Valediction Forbidding Mourning”
-“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
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...