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Paris Spleen, 1869 Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Examine the poet's analysis of class systems in this collection of poems. What relationships between the classes does he show? How are the classes defined? What is his commentary on both the upper and lower classes?

Analyze the theme of pleasure in this book.

How is greed a motivating factor in several of these poems? What message about greed is delivered?

Explore the roles of women in these poems.

How does the poet use descriptive language in his works? What is the effect of this type of language?

Analyze the beggar motif throughout this collection.

Examine the references to religion in these poems. What role does religion play in deciding what is good or evil? What else helps to control morality other than religion?

Analyze the poet's use of the prose format. Is this effective? Why?

How does Baudelaire use irony in his poems?

Examine the theme of...

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