1) Read something intelligent
2) Ask for students to respond, but quote the original text in their response
3) Instructor receives a new context for the original writer, and even see how the rhythm might affect the student(s):
And might I add: that phrase "You can't go through life..." is usually addressed to something that people do more often than not -- unavoidable things, even.
"And You, My father there on the sad height, Curse, bless me now with your fierce tears, I pray." The father is on his death bed getting ready to pass, and his son is by his side praying that he lives even though the father knows it’s his time. It all depends on the person. You can’t go through life regretting something that you did or didn’t do.