Topics for Further Study
Take a walk in a natural setting: the woods, the beach, a park. Write a poem about what you see. Does your mood in any way affect your descriptions?
Research theories of remembering and forgetting. How does your research relate to the speaker in “Tonight I Can Write” ?
Compare and contrast the statements on despair in W. H. Auden’s “Funeral Blues” and Neruda’s “Song of Despair.” How does the style in each reflect the theme?