At the Bomb Testing Site Discussion Questions

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Investigate a scientific "advance" that has turned out to be harmful to humankind. What was the initial response to the scientific development? How was the truth discovered or revealed? What was the result?

Imagine a room (or a landscape, or a place you know) in which something important has just happened. Write a poem describing the room itself without telling what has happened there.

Compare and contrast the depictions of the threat of nuclear war in a recent movie and a film from the 1960s.

Describe what makes a poem "political," giving examples from the work of one or more poets.

Explore the controversy surrounding the dropping of the atomic bomb on Japan in 1945. Who supported this action? Who opposed it? What were the forces that led to the use of the bomb?

Think of an abstract word—rage, ecstasy, loneliness, freedom, hope, etc.—and write...

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