What seems to be the general point being made in W. H. Auden\’s \”The Unknown Citizen\” (pp. 481-82)? How would you describe the tone of this poem? Do the rhymes at the ends of any of the lines seem to contribute to this tone? What other features of the poem might help create this tone?
1.Hayden\’s poem \”Those Winter Sundays\” (p. 456) is made up of five sentences. Can you paraphrase the poem, sentence by sentence, in your own words? What makes this a good example of a lyric poem? Do any lines or phrases stand out for you particularly in the poem? 100 words
2.What seems to be the general point being made in W. H. Auden\’s \”The Unknown Citizen\” (pp. 481-82)? How would you describe the tone of this poem? Do the rhymes at the ends of any of the lines seem to contribute to this tone? What other features of the poem might help create this tone? How does the tone of the poem help us to understand its general point? 100 words
3.In his poem \”Batter my heart, three-personed God\” (p. 496), what sort of relationship with God does the speaker ask for? To what sorts of things does he compare that relationship? What might explain the speaker\’s use of such surprising, even violent comparisons? 100 words
4.Elizabeth Bishop\’s \”The Fish\” (pp. 525-27) is full of imagery. How does this imagery contribute to our overall impression of the fish itself? Does that impression evolve as more of the fish is described? Of all the things she tells us about the fish, why might Bishop have chosen to describe the \”five old pieces of fish-line\” (51) near the end of her description? 100 words
5. What seems to be the meaning of the opening metaphor in Emily Dickinson\’s \”My Life had stood–a Loaded Gun\” (p. 544)? Does the rest of the poem explain in what sense the speaker\’s life could be described as a loaded gun? Do you notice any other figurative language in this poem?100 words
6.What do the \”wild geese\” in Mary Oliver\’s poem of that name (p. 646) seem to symbolize? What role do they play as a symbol in the poem as a whole? How do they help the poem make its point? 100 words