Students use the Internet and/or library to locate a short text (short story, article, blog entry) that might have interested a Romantic writer. They partner up a writer with a more modern piece and type a minumum one-page summary of the text's theme along with an explanation why the new text is appropriate for a Romantic poet to enjoy. Students include some in-text citation and, of course, citation at the end.
Pages included (instructions to distribute and rubric) are meant to be sliced in half to conserve paper.
I can provide a sample student paper if requested.