Five Ways To Kill A Man

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Five Ways To Kill A Man

  1. 1. Five Ways to Kill a Man By Edwin Brooks ELA 10A Pic from Flickr – loupiote
  2. 2. Pre-reading Are people under more stress today than say, five years ago? What makes todays society difficult to live in?
  3. 3. Post Reading Questions <ul><li>Identify the time and event referred to in the first four stanzas. </li></ul><ul><li>What is the fifth way of killing a man? What does the author mean by this? </li></ul><ul><li>What picture of human beings emerges in the poem? </li></ul><ul><li>What does the poem say about the survival of the human race? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you consider the poem to be realistic or pessimistic in tone? Explain. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Response Journals <ul><li>Tell about some of the values and experiences that make life worth living. </li></ul><ul><li>Are you optimistic about the future? Why or why not? </li></ul>

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