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A Late Aubade

A Late Aubade


by Richard Wilbur

A Late Aubade: Lover's Lane Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around A Late Aubade? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What is the relationship between the speaker and the woman in the poem?

Mother and son
Q. According to the speaker, what would the woman in the poem "rather" do "than anything"?

Eat chocolate
Scuba Dive
Q. Who is Schoenberg?

The speaker
The woman
A police officer
A composer
Q. In the second-to-last stanza, what does the speaker not feel the need to do?

Recite old poetry
Get a job
Brush his teeth
Q. What does the speaker ask the woman to do at the end of the poem?

Make coffee
Feed the cat
Get snacks and drink