Class Activity: Monday 10.22.18
Review the last stanza of the poem (lines 14-21) and the ”Landscape with the Fall of Icarus” painting
from your online “My HRW eBook, p. 191).Discuss Questions 1 and 2 with your shoulder partners before
writing your individual responses.
Describe how the two works, W.H. Auden’s poem “Musee Des Beaux Arts” and the ”Landscape
with the Fall of Icarus” painting by Breughel, incorporate the Icarus myth. Which parts of the
story do they withhold, and which parts do they emphasize?
Why does Icarus appear as a tiny pair of legs in a corner of the painting? Does he receive greater