Lesson 1 (from Section 1)
Autobiography of Red is a “novel in verse” by Canadian poet and essayist Anne Carson. Carson uses the poetry and history of classical Greek writer Stesichoros as a springboard for a poetic narrative that combines centuries-old legends with contemporary values. This lesson examines the novel’s introduction, “Red Meat: What Difference did Stesichoros Make?” Students will identify the genre Autobiography of Red, research author Anne Carson and Greek poet Stesichoros, and discuss the language style and literary allusions in “Red Meat: What Difference did Stesichoros Make?”
Research Activity: Anne Carson is a Canadian poet, essayist, translator and professor of Classics. She has written many nonfiction works focusing on the subject of mythology and the writers of Ancient Greece. In Autobiography of Red, Carson bases a fictional narrative on the myth of Geryon and the Tenth Labor of Herakles, specifically focusing on the surviving fragments of...
Aligned to the following Common Core Standards:
- ELA-Reading: Literature RL.9-10.6, 9-10.10, 11-12.3, 11-12.10
- ELA-Writing W.9-10.9, 11-12.9
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