Today's assignment is designed to give students an overview of the variety of John Donne's tones and styles, and includes some of his most iconic poems:
-"Batter my heart" (Holy Sonnet 14)
-"To Sir Henry Wotton [Sir, more than kisses, letters mingle souls]"
-"Death, Be Not Proud"
-"The Sun Rising"
Based on each poem, have students write a line or two about what sorts of topics Donne writes about and what kind of poet they think he is.
Common Core Objectives
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.7--Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.