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This compressed folder contains both a PDF copy as well as a Microsoft Word editable copy of my Renaissance Poetry Packet.
The packet introduces students to the literary concepts of Pastoral Poetry and Carpe Diem. It also includes links to two video biographies for Christopher Marlowe and Sir Walter Raleigh (Access to YouTube at school will be required to view one of the videos). Additionally, there are activities to go along with the reading of "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love," "The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd," "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time," and Shakespeare's sonnets.
This a perfect way to get your students acclimated to Renaissance Poetry without overloading them with heavy poetic analysis.