My Life Closed Twice Before Its Close Discussion Questions

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Write a letter from the point of view of one of the people involved in the two awful partings mentioned here. Imagine that in the circumstances you felt it was right to part, but that you also want to comfort the speaker of "My Life Closed Twice before Its Close."

Some people say that bad news comes in groups of three, like the three events that this poem talks about. Do you agree? Why or why not? Use examples to support whichever side of the argument you are defending.

What exactly does the speaker mean by "Immortality"? Why do you think this word is used, rather than "God"?

Examine an example of an artistic piece that seemed to close, to reach its end, but then continued on—a movie or a song, perhaps. Analyze what you think the artist was trying to say by this, and...

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