The Ruined Maid Poem

"The Ruined Maid"

Work Time

Poet Thomas Hardy was a contemporary of George Bernard Shaw.

  • Read Hardy’s poem “The Ruined Maid” silently and note any words you don’t know or understand.
  • Share those words with the class.
  • Next, listen as “The Ruined Maid” is read aloud by some of your classmates.
  • Then read and annotate the poem silently for sentence sense, and write what each sentence says in your own words.

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