Kind of Activity:
To show how different texts address similar themes
Common Core Standards:
Students should begin by searching online for a poem related thematically to either The Prison of Chillon (ex. captivity, crime, oppression), Prometheus (ex. Greco-Roman mythology), or Darkness (ex. apocalyptic/sci-fi narratives, ecological disaster, speculative poetry). Poems can be drawn from any period, but should be clearly connected to Byron's work thematically. Once they've selected a poem, students should write a short essay comparing and contrasting the ways...
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