Musée des Beaux Arts
by W.H. Auden
Musée des Beaux Arts Questions
Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.
- How would "Musée des Beaux Arts" be different if the speaker let us know more about his own thoughts and feelings?
- Is this a poem about Icarus's flight? Or about something else? (Put another way, who's the main character in this poem?)
- Why is the title important?
- Who do you sympathize with most in this poem? Icarus? The kids? The animals? Why?