Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.
- Who do you imagine the speaker to be? What is his/her life like? Would this poem be different if you knew more about the speaker's life? How so?
- What do you think is the reason that people feel alone?
- Why doesn't this poem offer any solutions? Do you think that there's a good solution to this pervasive alone-ness? If so, what is it?
- Would this poem be different if it was talking about loneliness instead of being along? How so?