Comparison of Two-Tellings
Kind of Activity:
The class will compare two tellings of the myth of Hero and Leander.
Common Core Standards:
Request that students look at their copies of Hero and Leander to compare with another poem that takes the same myth as the basis for the poem. Then, distribute copies of John Donne's epigram Hero and Leander: once source for the poem would http://www.luminarium.org/sevenlit/donne/hero.htm. Point out that both Marlowe and Donne were poets in 14th century Elizabethan England.
Define the term epigram as "a short poem, especially a...
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