A Late Aubade
by Richard Wilbur
A Late Aubade: Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda Quiz
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Q. What's the first thing the speaker imagines the woman could be doing?
Calling her mother
Walking on the moon
Q. What's the second thing the speaker imagines the woman could be doing?
Reciting the Declaration of Independence
Q. Hypothetically speaking, whom might the speaker be trying to "heel"?
A sick person
A wounded soldier
Q. What could the woman (hypothetically) be planting?
Q. What does the woman in the poem end up choosing to do?
Lie in bed and kiss
Have lunch with her friend
Take a road trip