Day 4

John Donne: Poems Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Donne's Views on Death

    Kind of Activity:

    Classwide Discussion


    Students will be able to: BR[]*Examine the development of the theme of death in Donne's poetry, and BR[]*Discuss how Donne's views on death developed over time.

    Common Core Standards:



    Have students revisit "Death, Be Not Proud," "A Valediction Forbidding Mourning," "Anatomy of the World," "At the round earth's imagined corners," and "This is my play's last scene."

    Lead a class-wide discussion: What is Donne's attitude toward death (or Death) in each of these poems? How does it change in different poems,...

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