This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Rainer Maria Rilke appears in Throughout - The writer and poet on whose life's work this book is focused, is a turn-of-the-century writer and thinker.
John L. Mood appears in Throughout - It is through his perspective which the poet is surveyed, and his favorite excerpts that are presented.
Orpheus appears in References to - This is the Greek god of poetry and song, and charmer of animals and trees.
Male Lover - In the phallic poems, this figure is nurturing and adoring, enjoying the woman and her body the way...
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