Discuss the adjustment between precision and imagination in a poem such as “The Fish.”
What does Marianne Moore mean by beginning her poem “Poetry” with “I, too, dislike it”? How does the rest of the poem qualify this utterance?
What is simple and what complex in “The Mind Is an Enchanting Thing”?
Discuss the nature of the challenge facing Moore in presenting her poem “In the Public Garden” to an audience of five thousand people.
Is paradox a matter mainly of contradiction or of unexpected truth as it appears in Moore’s poems?
How is Moore’s prosody inventive and original?
What does Moore correspondence with the Ford Motor Company reveal about the relationship of the poetic and commercial sensibilities?