Poetry is something which can resonate with readers and it can also create problems for other readers.
Part 1: Do you enjoy reading poetry? What are your immediate reactions to the idea of poetry?
Part 2: How might poetry not be enjoyable for you? What obstacles are in the way of your enjoyment?
Part 3: Why do you think poetry continues to be created as opposed to writing fiction instead?
Whitman seems to have a very strong sense of patriotism and allegiance to the United States.
Part 1: Did you find it surprising that Whitman was so patriotic? Why or why not?
Part 2: Do you think it's important to have a strong sense of patriotism as a creative person?
Part 3: Why do you think Whitman felt so strongly about the United States that he had to include poems about patriotism?
The overt sexual language of Whitman can surprise some people as this...
This section contains 1,362 words
(approx. 5 pages at 300 words per page)