Ah, Helen of Troy, the face that launched a thousand ships. Depending on your perspective, Helen is either the legendary beauty who has served as a worthy muse for countless warriors and poets or she is a painted devil whose selfish desires caused the deaths of thousands of innocent souls. Take your students through a compelling Compare and Contrast Activity by examining classic poems by American poets Edgar Allan Poe and H.D. (Hilda Doolittle).
This 2-page PDF includes an attractively designed worksheet that includes the poems of Poe and H.D., along with 10 deep-thinking questions that will require students to dig into the text and their own minds. A detailed answer key/discussion guide is also included.
The new Common Core standards require that we teach students to analyze multiple interpretations of the same piece of literature. Helen of Troy provides the perfect opportunity for extreme differences to be examined.
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