Louise Glück Questions and Answers

Louise Glück

There really is not a lot of alliteration, or assonance and consonance, in this poem. The two main instances of alliteration here occur in the lines "green hill in gold light" and "here is my hand...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2016 3:40 pm UTC

2 educator answers

Louise Glück

Louise Gluck’s poem “The Mountain” begins, ”My students look at me expectantly.” Of course, this creates expectation in the reader. What do the students (and reader) expect? The next line...

Latest answer posted July 18, 2018 4:32 pm UTC

1 educator answer

Louise Glück

in "Snowdrops," the reader is addressed by a flower. Snowdrops are usually the first flowers to appear in the spring—where I live, I usually see them in late February. It is always a joy to see...

Latest answer posted January 8, 2017 1:03 pm UTC

1 educator answer

Louise Glück

Louise Glück's poem “Study of My Sister” begins with a general observation that in America, people value the things that are visible and concrete, that have specific uses and specific goals. The...

Latest answer posted April 3, 2021 6:59 pm UTC

1 educator answer

Louise Glück

Alliteration, assonance and consonance are all figures of speech specifically referring to arrangements of words by sound. Since what distinguishes poetry from prose is regular sonic structures...

Latest answer posted October 27, 2011 4:15 am UTC

1 educator answer

Louise Glück

Personally, I like Simic better. Simic has a way of surprising me in a poem that I really appreciate. In "In the Library" he has the line, "Angels and gods huddled / In dark...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2008 12:55 pm UTC

1 educator answer

Louise Glück

In the poem "Study of My Sister," the poet, Louise Glück, reflects upon the life of her sister, who tragically died before the poet was born. Glück has written elsewhere (see the reference link...

Latest answer posted April 4, 2021 3:56 pm UTC

1 educator answer