The Lady of Shalott
by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
The Lady of Shalott Questions
Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.
- Have you ever had a crush on someone who didn't know about it? Do you recognize any of the themes in this poem from your experience? Did you consider writing your name on a boat?
- Alright, we'll go way out on a limb here, but do you think the Lady's lonely magic mirror could be compared to our TVs and computers? Do you buy the argument that technology makes us more isolated?
- Do you think the ending of this poem is tragic? Is there another way to look at it? Is her death a kind of escape?
- Do you think there's a message or a moral here? Why write this particular poem about this particular story? Don't worry, we won't quiz you on it – just something to think about.
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