To an Athlete Dying Young

To an Athlete Dying Young

"To An Athlete Dying Young" is a poem in A.E. Housman's A Shropshire Lad (1896). It is perhaps one of the most well-known poems pertaining to early death; in this case, that of a young man at the height of his physical glory.

A.E. Housman
Public Domain

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How does the tone of the poem relate to its message about life and death?
STANDARDS:
RL.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RL.4 - Key Terms & Tone, RL.5 - Text Structure

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,4
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