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For the Union Dead

For the Union Dead


by Robert Lowell

For the Union Dead: What Happened to this Place? True or False

1. What happened to the old aquarium's weathervane? -> It fell into the street
2. Where were the Union Soldiers and Colonel Shaw buried? -> In a single ditch
3. What is the speaker afraid is happening to the memory of the Union Soldiers? -> They're being confused with street performers.
4. What was unique about the Union soldiers in this poem? -> They were defectors.
5. What social movement does Lowell touch on in this poem? -> The Civil Rights movement