Carpe Diem Poetry

Four Poems

Work Time

With your partner, join another pair of students to talk about the good qualities of each of the four poems you have now read.

  • Make a list of lines you like from the poems.
  • Comment on the diction (the particular vocabulary) each poet used and compare it.
  • Discuss which poem you think would be most effective in convincing the young woman to do what he wants.
  • Talk about how the speakers of the poem flatter the young woman.

Open Notebook

A gallery of the four poems follows.