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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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