John Donne's Poetry Worksheet

Concluding a study of metaphysical poetry? Challenge John Donne scholars with a worksheet that asks them to identify the subject of several of his poems, to interpret lines, to find examples of metaphysical conceits, and to analyze how the poet develops his themes.

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Pros

  • The worksheet could also be used as a check for understanding after an intensive study of Donne's poetry
Cons

  • The worksheet assumes that readers have knowledge of the literary terms, of metaphysical poets, and have had practice interpreting and analyzing poetry
  • Best suited to honors, AP, and college level classes