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For the Union Dead

For the Union Dead

by Robert Lowell

For the Union Dead: There's Something Fishy Going on Here True or False

1. What happened to the South Boston Aquarium? -> It shut down a long time ago
2. What does Lowell mean when he refers to the fish as "cowed"? -> They look like actual cows
3. Fill in the blank. In line 29 Lowell writes, "Their monument sticks like a _____ / in the city's throat." -> Bullet
4. In the second-to-last stanza, what is Colonel Shaw riding on? -> A bubble
5. In the final stanza, what does Lowell compare the cars to? -> Space ships

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