The Unknown Citizen Questions and Answers
In the poem "The Unknown Citizen," what does the Bureau of Statistics say about the unknown citizen?
The Unknown Citizen's Freedom The second to last line of The Unknown Citizen asks if JS/07/M/378 was free, in what ways is the main theme of the poem about freedom or the value of freedom?
Auden capitalized words such as Press, Union, and Public Opinion. Why did he capitalize these words?
Do you think this poem gives a true picture of our society today? Which details do or do not ring true?
Using direct references to the poem "The Unknown Citizen," explain why the man it describes might make a good employee—and then explain the ways in which he might not. Is having people in the workforce who feel free and happy essential, or is it a liability in some ways? See if you can locate any examples in today's companies (Google, The Container Store, Zappos, Amazon, etc.) to support your points.
Is the poem "The Unknown Citizen" a proper way to give tribute to someone? "Was he happy, Was he free?"
Compare/contrast the duties required of the citizen in Auden's"The Unknown Citizen" and the soldier in Hardy's "The Man he Killed."
Why is a monument being erected by the State (the government) to the Unknown Citizen? Who is the speaker of this poem?
Explain Auden's ironic tone in "The Unknown Citizen." How does Auden's ironic tone reveal to us that "The Unknown Citizen" is being honored for being a model of the conformity to the policies of the state?
I need help with writing a line-by-line analysis of the poem "The Unknown Citizen" by Auden, with mention of all the literary/language techniques used, as well as the context.
What is the historical significance of Wounded Knee, South Dakota and how has it become a symbol of Native American history?
How can I describe my reading process of Auden's "The Unkown Citizen"? I need to write an essay on its interpretation.
Is the unknown citizen fulfilled? If not, how do you know this and what poetic device is Auden using to make that point?
W.H. Auden's poem "The Unknown Citizen" presents many facts about this individual. Briefly, what is known about the man?
What examples of irony can be found in "The Unknown Citizen"? Are there specific clues to remind us that the poet is speaking ironically? What about the citizen's attitude toward war?
The unknown citizen was honored for being a model of the conformity of the state, but why wasn't he honored for his accomplishments?
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