Natasha Trethewey Questions and Answers

Natasha Trethewey

This poem seeks, as the title indicates, to impart a history lesson to the reader. However, the structure of the poem makes it difficult for the reader, not knowing the context or the poet's racial...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2018 12:13 pm UTC

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Natasha Trethewey

Depending on one's individual situation in life, the call of home can be either strong or weak, powerful or utterly feeble, loud and clear, or barely a whisper. For some of us, homelife is a...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2021 10:37 am UTC

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Natasha Trethewey

On first reading “White Lies,” without knowing much about its context or its poet’s identity, my instinctive reaction would be that the poem’s speaker is a child who pretends to be someone other...

Latest answer posted February 2, 2020 4:43 am UTC

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Natasha Trethewey

In “At Dusk,” the speaker's neighbor is leaning through her doorway, calling to her cat. She makes a “high-pitched wheedling” sound, the kind of noise with which we address animals, who do not know...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2021 9:36 am UTC

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