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Robin Behn
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Research suicide in the United States. Are the major causes known? What is the breakdown in age groups in the statistics? Read Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison's study Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide and write a report on her findings.

Research the various forms of contemporary American poetry, such as feminist poetry, language poetry, and postmodern poetry. How do these forms differ? In which category do you believe Behn's poetry belongs. Use reference statements to back up your theory.

Write a poem using one specific image (e.g., Behn used moths). Tie this image to some powerful event that has occurred in your life. You can use any form of poetry you would like, but concentrate on using that image throughout your poem as Behn has done.

Write three letters to Behn's friend, conveying the same thoughts she conveyed in her poem. What is it that she...

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