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Hébert is one of many artists who initially believed that renunciation of pleasure was necessary for artistic purposes. Research another artist who has practiced this asceticism and write a short essay arguing how this influence showed in the artist's work.

The author uses many colors in her poem to set a mood. Choose three to five colors and conduct a small survey to discover people's associations with these colors. Record your results on a chart and write a brief summary of your findings.

The poem has a great deal of imagery, including some Christ-related imagery. Choose a symbolic image from a work of visual art and create your own collage to reflect this image.

Research other societies, from any era, that have tried to secede from a greater political body, as Quebec tried to do around the time Hébert wrote the poem...

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