Paris Spleen, 1869 Topics for Discussion

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Baudelaire uses imagery as not only a description of the people, objects or places that he is writing about, but also as the entire poem. Which image were you most drawn to and why?

Baudelaire has several poems in which he describes the poor, some in which glorify the poor for their strength of will and some that disparage the poor for their place. From the readings in this book, what do you think Baudelaire's attraction to these people are and why?

There are several various woman depicted in these works that range from sweet and demure to volatile and harsh. Which female character were you most intrigued by and why?

Which of these works were you most drawn to and why?

In the poem "A Heroic Death", what are your views on the Prince's actions? Compare and contrast them to those of the narrator's views.

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