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Landscape with the Fall of Icarus (Webquest)


Auden is not the only writer who has written about Breughel’s painting “The Fall of Icarus”. I n fact several writers have written poems about this painting.

Follow the links to read other writers’ poems and compare them to Auden’s poem.
  • Did you find one that you liked even more than Auden’s? Bring this poem to class with you and explain why you liked it.
  • Write your own poem about the painting. You can examine the painting in detail at this website.



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