Kind of Activity:
Students will analyze a poem mentioned in the text and discuss its significance to the work.
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.10, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.1
In Chapter XXVIII, as he lies in bed, Frederic makes a clear allusion to the anonymous English poem "Westron Wynde," written in the early 16th-century. The entire poem is as follows:
'Westron wynde, when wilt thou blow,
The small raine down can raine.
Cryst, if my love were in my armes
And I in my bedde again!'
Present the poem on the board to the entire class. You may want to rewrite the...
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