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Musée des Beaux Arts

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.

  1. How would "Musée des Beaux Arts" be different if the speaker let us know more about his own thoughts and feelings?
  2. Is this a poem about Icarus's flight? Or about something else? (Put another way, who's the main character in this poem?)
  3. Why is the title important?
  4. Who do you sympathize with most in this poem? Icarus? The kids? The animals? Why?

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