John Donne | The Sun Rising [1633]

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  • Read the poem aloud or listen to the video.
  • Have students take out their Iphones, Androids or tablets and start looking up the unfamiliair words. This can be done in pairs or groups.
  • Then have them discuss the meaning of the poem. They should be able to get far on their own.
  • Ask one member of each group to stand in front of the class and tell the class what they thought the first stanza meant. Then the second stanza by a different group and so on.
  • Finally conclude the lesson by telling the students which knowledge they missed; it being on metre, emphasis or metaphors or any other.
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