A Prayer for a Pet Parrot
Kind of Activity:
Students will demonstrate mastery of the text as well as the literary devices of satire and classical allusion by taking a close look at a specific section of the poem (the death of the parrot).
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.5, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.3
For a layered understanding of Ovid's poem and Marlowe's job as a translator, direct students to the Latin original of Elegy VI in Book II, the section that mourns the death of Corinna's pet parrot: http://www.sacred-texts.com/cla/ovid/lboo/lboo28.htm. Using the texts, lead the students...
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