Introduction & Overview of What I Would Ask My Husband's Dead Father

Sharon Hashimoto
This Study Guide consists of approximately 19 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of What I Would Ask My Husband's Dead Father.
This section contains 109 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy the What I Would Ask My Husband's Dead Father Study Guide

What I Would Ask My Husband's Dead Father Summary & Study Guide Description

What I Would Ask My Husband's Dead Father Summary & Study Guide includes comprehensive information and analysis to help you understand the book. This study guide contains the following sections:

This detailed literature summary also contains For Further Reading on What I Would Ask My Husband's Dead Father by Sharon Hashimoto.

Sharon Hashimoto's poem "What I Would Ask My Husband's Dead Father" was published in Hashimoto's first full-length poetry collection, The Crane Wife (Story Line Press, 2003). The poem was inspired by the poet's annoyance that her husband's family had left his father's ashes in a closet, where they remained more than a year after his death. (Cremation is a common Japanese funeral practice.) This led her to speculate on her own mortality and ultimately to question the rituals involved with life and death. The poem is typical of Hashimoto's work in that it deals with an incident involving her family and yet reaches out and touches a more universal issue.

Read more from the Study Guide

This section contains 109 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy the What I Would Ask My Husband's Dead Father Study Guide
Copyrights
Poetry for Students
What I Would Ask My Husband's Dead Father from Poetry for Students. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.