Diving into the Wreck
by Adrienne Rich
Diving into the Wreck Questions
Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.
- Have you ever had an experience where you felt like you were suddenly in a totally new world? How did it happen? Do you remember the exact moment when things changed? Were you a different person after that?
- Do you feel like you know who is talking in this poem? Is he or she less mysterious at the end than at the beginning?
- When you are really upset, does reading make you feel better? Do you think it's even possible for a poem to make someone hurt less? Is that what this poem is trying to do?
- Why scuba diving? Could you write this same poem but sub in another scary/dangerous/exciting/amazing adventure? How about mountain-climbing? Sky-diving? How would that change the poem?
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