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A Late Aubade

A Late Aubade

by Richard Wilbur

A Late Aubade: Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda True or False

1. What's the first thing the speaker imagines the woman could be doing? -> Reading
2. What's the second thing the speaker imagines the woman could be doing? -> Watching QVC
3. Hypothetically speaking, whom might the speaker be trying to "heel"? -> A loofah
4. What could the woman (hypothetically) be planting? -> Wild mint
5. What does the woman in the poem end up choosing to do? -> Have lunch with her friend

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