What is the justification for calling Judas a “saint”?
What does James Wright’s poetry gain from his abandonment of the formal stanzas, meter, and rhyme that he employed in his early poems?
What compensations do Wright’s afflicted characters receive in return for their troubles?
In Wright’s “A Blessing,” what is the blessing? What does the phrase “break into blossom” at the end of the poem signify?
How do individual poems of The Branch Will Not Break fulfill that suggestive title?
Find examples of Wright’s precise observations of external nature.