Ways to Live Discussion Questions

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Suppose William Stafford were limited to having only three sections to this poem. Decide which section he could most easily give up and explain why.

Interview several people who are over the age of seventy and ask what they think of the people whom they did not like in their youth. Discuss your findings with others in your class.

Stafford refers to the Hindu belief in reincarnation. Explore the Internet and find at least three sites by people who claim to have been reincarnated and then explain whether you think their stories are true or not.

Find another poem that is written in numbered sections like this one is and write an essay explaining why you think poets sometimes choose this technique.

To symbolize the lights created by people, Stafford refers to shepherds preparing their breakfasts. Make a list of other professions that require people to...

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