Dr. Heidegger's Experiment
The Devil and Tom Walker
The Minister's Black Veil
The Pit and the Pendulum
The Skeleton in Armor
Telling the Bees
How does the poem use a love of nature to convey its message about life and death?
Write a paragraph that answers this question and includes examples from the poem to support your answerThanatopsis
read these questions carefully--there are acutally 4 different questions to answer here.
2. lines 17--30 have a sad, tragic tone. Describe the shift in tone that occurs in line 31. What metaphors and images in this section of the poem reinforce the change of tone?
3. After Nature's speech (lines 17--72), the human speaker's voice resumes for the concluding section, or summing up. In your own words, summarize the speaker's advice in lines 73--81. What images does the poet make you see in these lines?
The Cross of Snow
The Tide Rises The Tide Falls
The Chambered Nautilus
The First Snowfall