Essay Topic 1
Nature and its power is a huge theme in this book. What are some of the main examples of this theme and how does this affect the tone of the poems?
Essay Topic 2
What are some of the relationships spoken about in these poems, and what do they reveal about Mary Oliver's personality?
Essay Topic 3
What are some of the particular animals that were included in these poems, and what did their inclusion do to the tone of the poems?
Essay Topic 4
What are some of the main examples of irony from these poems? How do these moments of irony change the tone of those poems?
Essay Topic 5
Religion was a theme that was touched on a number of times in this book. Where did this theme appear, and what are some of the different ways this theme was introduced?
Essay Topic 6
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