1. What are your thoughts of the Byronic Hero? Do you know any?
2. Assume the character of the Byronic Hero by hurling out a few of your favorite lines from "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage"
(Cite canto, stanza, and lines like this: 4.1. 22-23). Add your comments.
3. Using Byron's romantic description of Venice as your inspiration (4. 1-3), try you hand at describing the City of Sterling as Byron might. Here's my attempt:
I stood in Sterling last night at the wet and and silent intersection of Broadway and Main
And the gleaming row of street lights stretched a mile ahead into the darkness of Kansan space
As the city tilted South towards Nickerson.
A dim speck of Glory, unimagined,
Between the glaring orbs of Denver and KC.
Or, alternatively, use his incredible description of the ocean (4. 179-184) as your inspiration, and re-cast something by throwing your imagination over it.
In your response to your classmates: give them feedback on their creative efforts.