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Constantly Risking Absurdity

Constantly Risking Absurdity


by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Constantly Risking Absurdity: Name that Theme True or False

1. Where does the artist perform, according to the poem? -> at the zoo
2. Why is the poet on the high wire? -> to tell the truth
3. What adjective does the speaker use to describe truth? -> taut
4. "Paces his way to the other side of day" suggests which themes? -> exploration and perseverance
5. The poet's fancy footwork is symbolic of -> the tricky nature of art