Essay Topics/Writing Assignments
These 20 essay questions can be used as essay questions on a test, or as stand-alone essay topics for a take-home or in-class writing assignment. Students should have a full understanding of the text in order to answer these questions. They ask for a thorough analysis of the text.
1. Describe the editor of "What Have You Lost"? Where does the poet live? What other works has she published? What common themes are seen in her works?
2. Discuss and describe the artwork in "What Have You Lost"? Who contributed the photographs in the book? How do the images serve to reflect the theme of loss?
3. Describe and discuss the use of personification and imagery in "What the Stones Knew." What is personified in the poem and why?
4. Compare and contrast the themes in "Battleground State Park" and "Son, Skating." What is...
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