Essay Topic 1
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 2
Why does Kennedy have such a strong connection to poetry, and how does this change the selection her poems in this collection?
Essay Topic 3
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 4
What are the good and bad things listed in this book about marriage?
Essay Topic 5
What are some of the analogies shared in these poems, and what are their deeper meanings?
Essay Topic 6
How were the themes of life and death shown together? Why do you think the editor chose to present these themes in tangent with each other?
Essay Topic 7
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