The Last Question Discussion Questions

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Find a book or website that contains quotations from Oscar Wilde, and write a short poem that uses his witty lines as a concluding line or few lines in the manner that Dorothy Parker wrote her poems.

Dorothy Parker began her career writing reviews in a regular column. Locate a columnist whose work you appreciate, either in a newspaper or on a website. Collect several columns, and write a column in which you try to imitate that person's style.

Write and perform a short skit in which one character uses wit or puns to put down a second person in the way that Dorothy Parker did.

At the same time Dorothy Parker was becoming famous, a group of outstanding African- American writers and composers were involved in the Harlem Renaissance. Write an imaginary dialogue between Dorothy Parker and Langston Hughes or another member of the Harlem...

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