The Ruined Maid Poem

Then and Now


In a short paragraph, agree or disagree with the following statement.

  • The situation described in Thomas Hardy’s poem “The Ruined Maid” applies only to 19th-century England. A modern poet could not write about the same situation occurring in today’s world.

Open Notebook

Submit and share your paragraph and respond to the paragraph of at least one classmate.

Continue your ongoing homework assignment:

  • Read your Independent Reading Group Novel.
  • Remember to submit two journal entries a week to your teacher and publish some of your journal entries so others can read your work.