The Satyr's Heart Discussion Questions

Brigit Pegeen Kelly
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Research the mythological creature of the satyr. What did it mean in ancient Greek times and how was it portrayed? How was the satyr adapted and changed by Roman culture? What was its significance during this period? How were satyrs then depicted in the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and later periods?

Read The Orchard and compare "The Satyr's Heart" to the other poems in the collection. What makes the poem unique? How are its themes developed in other contexts? How would you describe its place within the rest of the collection? Choose one poem that you feel resonates strongly with "The Satyr's Heart" and compare the two poems in style and theme.

Critics view Kelly as a master of songlike verse, and the musicality of her poems is generally considered one of their most important stylistic qualities. Think of a few topics related to Kelly's musicality...

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