Requiem for the Croppies
Wednesday 16 October 2013, 6 p.m. section
- Recite poem
- What stands out in the poem?
- war imagery
- blunt words that cut to the chase
- What is the poem about?
- 1798 Rebellion
- British victory
- British lack of respect for Irish people
- Irish farming and the culture that stems from living off the land
- Human respect for the dead
- How does diction set the tone for the poem?
- requiem, grave = death
- priest lay behind = religion behind us
- hardly marching = apathetic
- all those terms connotate hopelessness
- barley (at beginning and end of poem) = full circle of life and British rule
* I will just need the chalkboard to write the questions up on, but I don't need handouts printed out. I will just facilitate discussion and if it starts to slow down, I'll prompt people with the answers to discussion questions I just wrote up here.