Poem [Lana Turner has collapsed!]
by Frank O'Hara
Poem [Lana Turner has collapsed!] Questions
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- If Frank O'Hara were writing this poem today, how would it be different? Where would he be getting his news?
- Who are the modern-day equivalents of Lana Turner?
- What happens to the addressee by the end of the poem? Has the original addressee been replaced with someone else? If so, who?
- Why does the line "Lana Turner has collapsed" appear twice in the poem? How does it function differently the second time it appears?
- Is there anything serious about this poem? Is it possible to write serious poems about unserious people?
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