American Primitive: Poems Topics for Discussion

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Choose two narrative poems; compare and contrast.

Choose a poem about nature, and analyze how it reveals a truth or generalization about humanity.

Investigate the effectiveness of Mary Oliver's use of simile and metaphor in at least three of these poems.

Analyze the way a certain theme (such as death, nature, love, etc.) plays a part in this collection of poems.

Which two poems do you believe are the most similar and why?

Which poem do you find the most difficult to understand and why? Attempt to analyze it.

Choose your favorite poem from this collection. Why is it your favorite? What makes it better than the other poems?

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