Take a line from any one of the works studied today (poetry or prose), and use this line as the starting point for a paragraph or a poem expressing your own sense of why the renaissance is still worth knowing about.
Shine forth, thou star of poets, and with rage…
For even if the ages pass and time continues to run the earth, the time of Renaissance shall still glow. Glow with a shining beacon that though not as prevalent in the hands of many a crafter, is still shaped and present in other forms. From a spark of inspiration or a simple acknowledgment of its tremendous existence. It still burns with a flame of importance. For the focus gleams on form, style, and the mind.
Works continue to sing their sorrows and crow their laughter. Shake a spear, Mars low and a bent son take form in the flowing words. Though seemingly intimidating at first glance, take a deep breath and give it a chance. For there are many ways to think and look at something that shines.