“Casey at the Bat” – Part 2…

Last week we read the poem “Casey at the Bat” and worked through the author’s word choice and analyzed the plot & mood of the story. However, we were struck by how the poem ends so abruptly! What happens to Casey next? How is he feeling? How is his team feeling? Is this the end of his career?

Credit: designingdisney.com
Credit: designingdisney.com

This week, your challenge is to write more to the ending and post it to your blog. You have two options:

  1. Come up with another rhyming stanza to add on to the ending. It should be in the same poetic form as the original (aabb = first two lines rhyme, second two line rhyme)
  2. Write a minimum of 2 paragraphs narrating what happens to Casey after he loses the game and “struck out.” Include Casey dialogue with another character.

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