The Weight of Sweetness Discussion Questions

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Compare and contrast Lee's use of the peach as a metaphor in "The Weight of Sweetness" with his use of the persimmon in "Persimmons," also found in Rose.

Write a short essay about someone you love whom you have lost, then write a poem about that same person. What did you leave out of the poem that you included in the essay? Which piece is more truthful to your emotions?

How is the father character in "The Weight of Sweetness" mythical and how is he real? Write descriptions of one of your parents as a mythical figure and as a real person, then explain the difference between the two.

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