Wild Geese Discussion Questions

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Write an essay giving your interpretation of the line "the world offers itself to your imagination" from "Wild Geese." Consider why the offer is to "your imagination" instead of "your heart" or "your mind" and explain the difference.

Some people believe that there is such a thing as "writing too much for too long"—that a poet like Mary Oliver who has published more than sixteen books, many of them with a similar theme and subject matter, risks becoming stale. How do you feel about it? When, if ever, is it time for a writer to stop writing?

Loneliness has been linked not only to mental depression in humans, but also to various physical ailments as well. Read some research on the subject and write an essay on one or two theories of overcoming loneliness. Do you have your own theory that differs from the ones...

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