Day 2

John Donne: Poems Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Love, According to Donne

    Kind of Activity:

    Group Discussion


    Students will be able to:BR[]*Evaluate Donne's love poetry in the context of earlier love poetry, and BR[]*Compare and contrast Donne's perspectives on love and women to other poets'.

    Common Core Standards:



    At the beginning, lead a brief class-wide discussion about students' knowledge of how other writers discuss love in their work. This discussion can include anything from other poets the class has read to what students find effective about their favorite songs about love.

    Have each student pick (or assign them) a poem from the selection of Donne...

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