Ask students to look in their local newspaper for an article that involves some aspect of the poems and bring it to class. They will present it in front of the class, and explain why it relates to the poems.
Write a Poem
Give students the opportunity to write a poem relating to the theme of loss. Students may choose to read the poem aloud for the class or write a 1-2 page paper describing their use of symbolism, imagery, and structure.
Draw a Character
Have students draw their interpretation of a character from the poems. Artistic ability is not important, but their drawings must reflect the type of costume worn by the character, whether the character is fat or thin, bald, prim or slovenly. What colors does the characters wear?
Students should research the period style of dress from one of the poems...
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