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Study Questions

Her Kind Questions

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  1. What really motivates our speaker's sense of outsiderness? Does she choose to identify with witches because she likes their mindset, or is she deflecting others' opinions of her? Why would this matter?
  2. Do you think the speaker is trying to win her readers' sympathies? Why or why not?
  3. How does the repetition of the last line in each stanza change your reading of each stanza? Of the poem as a whole?
  4. After reading this poem, how would you describe witches? Who might fit into this description?

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