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Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.
- How would this poem be different if it were about a single country (like Ghana or Sudan)? Do you think a poem about Africa as whole has a particular impact? What might it be?
- How would this poem be different if the speaker identified him or herself?
- What does this poem make you feel? Sympathy? Anger? Sorrow? Do your feelings change over the course of the poem?
- How would you describe the Africa you encounter in this poem?