Classic English Literature

Writing Prompt:

Literature stands the test of time when its message is still relevant to contemporary readers. For your mini-essay post, choose one of the Shakespearean sonnets, one of the excerpts from Hamlet or Macbeth or, if you prefer, Donne’s sonnet. Explain how and why someone reading the poem today can relate to its message.

Directions: Your mini-essay post should be at least 300 words about one of the Shakespearean sonnets or excerpts from Hamlet or Macbeth or, if you prefer, about Donne’s sonnet. Explain how someone reading the poetry can relate to its message. Keep in mind that this new post is a Gordon Rule assignment, meaning that the quality of your writing as well as the length will be considered during the evaluation/grading process. Then, reply to at least 3 of your classmates to get full credit for this assignment. Replies can be 30-40 words.


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