Donne's Views on Death
Kind of Activity:
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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