Forgot your password?  

Overture to a Dance of Locomotives Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

This Study Guide consists of approximately 44 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Overture to a Dance of Locomotives.
This section contains 178 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Overture to a Dance of Locomotives Study Guide

Topics for Further Study

To what degree does the form of the poem mirror or complement the theme of the poem?

Look at another poem by Williams, perhaps "March" or "History" and explain how and why the poems are similar. Are they similar only in form, or do they share some common thematic concerns?

Imagine the poem as a painting. What would it look like? Try to describe it as best you can. Does it remind you of any other paintings or photographs?

Do you agree with the critical interpretations of the poem? Does Williams succeed in transforming the station into a cathedral? Is the exchange of passengers and trains similar to a dance?

What kind of dance would the poem suggest? A waltz? A cha cha? Hip Hop? Swing?

Think of ways in which the poem resembles a musical composition. Does the form of the poem contribute to its...

(read more from the Topics for Further Study section)

This section contains 178 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Overture to a Dance of Locomotives Study Guide
Copyrights
Overture to a Dance of Locomotives from BookRags and Gale's For Students Series. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook