learning goal: what is meter?  what meter does Milton use in his epic poem, Paradise Lost?

individually, write summary of assigned argument on sheet provided

in group of four, compose original summary of Milton’s argument for one of the last books in Paradise Lost–type and submit group’s one consensus summary (be prepared to read to whole class)

in group, define “meter” and identify Milton’s meter in lines from your “argument handout”

full-class review of meter in general and in lines from Milton’s poem

as time allows, full-class discussion of meter, poem’s content, echoes of poem in Shelley’s novel