March 20

Read “Do Not Go Gentle Into that Good Night,” by Dylan Thomas (636 in your blue books).

You have been assigned a stanza about one of the following groups of people: wise men, good men, wild men, grave men.

  • Do a close reading of the stanza you were assigned; make at least fifteen observations and write each of them down.
  • As you make your observation, consider what the image in your stanza is, and what it tells us about the men described. What kind of people are they? What are their goals in life? How do they go about accomplishing these goals, and are they successful or not?
  • Select an image (off the Internet is okay) that represents something important about the people in your stanza, based on the imagery & your observations. Print the image off and bring it to class. Come prepared to talk about it.

You will turn the image & your marking up of the poem in together in your notebooks.



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