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Is it appropriate to write poems about such personal topics as menstruation, hysterectomy, breast lumps, and other such things?

Compare the story of Lazarus in the Bible to the characterizations revealed by Clifton.

Discuss Clifton's poems about sexual abuse and how her imagery suggests healing from such abuse.

Discuss Clifton's poems about racism and compare them with other black writers who discuss racism.

Clifton often uses animal imagery in her poetry. Point out several good examples and explain how the images work in the poems.

Compare the Leda story with Clifton's "leda" poems.

Where is Clifton's poetry coming from, from a sociological perspective?

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