The Ruined Maid Poem

About "The Ruined Maid"

Work Time

Reread the poem silently.

Work with a partner to record individual answers to the following questions.

  • In what sense is the maid ruined?
  • How has ‘Melia improved her life and circumstance?
  • What has the cost been to her?
  • What are the differences between town and country life in the poem?
  • What is ironic about the situation in the poem?

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