Use of Irony

Protest Against Injustice

Work Time

Get together with another partner group that read the other poem and share your findings with that group.

Read each poem aloud and share each partner’s paragraph on irony.

Discuss the following questions.

  • What is the context (setting, background, circumstance) for each of the poems?
  • What injustice underlies each situation?
  • Where do the authors’ sympathies lie, and how do you know?
  • How might these poems be considered forms of protest against injustice?
  • How do either of these poems relate to anything you have read so far this unit?