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The Best American Essays Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Discussion

What is the significance of Accawi's educational background to the point he is trying to make in "The Telephone"?

What is the significance of Rhonda in "Hair"?

Why does Cofer's father want so badly to move out of the barrio in "Silent Dancing"?

What lesson did Ofri learn from Mercedes in "Merced"?

What is Petit's artistic or philosophical point in his high-wire acts in "Turning Point"?

Why does Lopez say that the stone horse ought to be viewed from the ground, and not from the air, in "The Stone Horse"?

Why does Rushdy think that the photographs of James Byrd's ravaged corpse ought to have been circulated in newspapers in "The Exquisite Corpse"?

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