Today's poems dive into Donne's metaphysics on a large scale, examining some of his philosophical account of how the world is shaped.
-"Anatomy of the World"
-“This is my play’s last scene”
-A poem from Ben Jonson focusing on the social world, for comparison: "To Penshurst"
These poems can be spread over a few days for classes newer to poetry, or students can skim the poems and then report, in groups, on individual sections in more depth.
Common Core Objectives
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.1--Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions...