by John Clare
I Am Questions
Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.
- Is it at all unsettling that Clare couches a terribly sad subject into such beautiful poetry? Why do you think so?
- What is the effect of changing the rhyme scheme after the first stanza? What is the effect of the three stanza's structure? Why do you think so?
- Can you tell by reading this poem that it was written by someone who wasn't super-duper-educated? How do you know?
- Do you really think an insane person could write this poem? Why or why not?
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