Midnight Verses Discussion Questions

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Research the Acmeists, the literary group that Akhmatova helped to found when she was young, and show how a modern poem fits or does not fit the Acmeists' theories.

The section "The Visit at Night" refers to someone who has gone, who has returned to the poem's speaker through a Vivaldi adagio. Listen to a piece by Vivaldi while taking notes, and then write a short sketch of the person that it makes you think of.

Choose the lyrics for a piece of music that you like, then write a dedication and an epilogue to go along with it.

Choose one of these seven poems to represent in a painting or drawing, or go out with a camera and photograph some scene that you feel would be an appropriate portrayal of one of these poems.

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