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1. Who is the poem about? -> Marie Antoinette
2. What does the backhoe dig up in the beginning of the poem? -> An amber bottle
3. What did Marie Curie discover? -> Radium
4. What happened to Curie's eyes? -> She got cataracts
5. What came from "the same source as her power"? -> Her wounds
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