How does The Seraglio reflect the thematic concerns of James Merrill’s poetry?
Merrill has been criticized for the lack of substance in his poetry. Is this complaint valid?
How is the spiritual world used as a metaphor in The Changing Light at Sandover?
What does “Losing the Marbles” say about old age?
Merrill’s poetry is often described as difficult. Can a case be made that this difficulty is central to his method?