How would you describe the voices of the speakers in Louise Glück’s poems? In what tones do you imagine them speaking?
In Glück’s poems featuring children, how does she avoid the sentimentality that is so often associated with portrayals of children?
What words would you use to describe the romantic relationships in Glück’s poems? How do they compare to conventional images and descriptions of romantic love?
What characteristics of parables do Glück’s parable poems have? How do they differ from classical parables?
How does Glück uses images from nature to relate to human nature?