Write Your Own Charade
Kind of Activity:
Students will experience Regency entertainment, and explore rhyme schemes.
Common Core Standards:
A charade is a game in which lines of a rhyming poem give hints to a word; by answering each line of the poem, one can guess the whole word the author had in mind. For example, this charade appears in Emma:
“My first doth affliction denote,
Which my second is destin’d to feel
And my whole is the best antidote
That affliction to soften and heal.”
The answer is “Woman”, from “Woe” and “Man”. Students will now have an opportunity to write...
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