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We Live by What We See at Night Discussion Questions

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Imagine a place where your ancestors lived that you would rather be in now, and write a poem describing it in detail.

Compare the attitude of the speaker of this poem with the attitude of the speaker in Tennyson's "Ulysses." What does each poem say about experience? About family? Which speaker are you more inclined to agree with? Why?

Do you think the beauty of Puerto Rico would be as important to the speaker if he lived in a beautiful place now? Is he saying that people should live in the past?

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