New and Selected Poems Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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* Everything explains what Oliver hopes to accomplish with her poetry. She explains her desires in writing.

* In Everything, Oliver says she will avoid embellished wording as she prefers simpler words like joy, soon, heavy and heart.

* Oliver hopes to honor faith and vision in her poem, Everything.

* In Work Sometimes, Oliver starts out sad and depressed. She is at a desk looking at stacks of paper and work.

* In Work Sometimes, Oliver sees the rain falling outside and smells the fragrant flowers.

* At the end of Work Sometimes, Oliver gets up and goes outside, running for her life. She is happy now.

* Mysteries, Four of the Simpler Ones, shows Oliver asking questions about some items. The first is how a grain of seed feels to turn into wheat.

* The second and third questions in Mysteries, Four of the Simpler Ones, are about eggs. The catbird's...

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