© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.



by Dorothy Parker

Resume Questions

Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.

  1. Do you think that this poem is a joke? Why or why not?
  2. How do you feel about the tone of the poem?
  3. Is the speaker seriously contemplating suicide?
  4. Why do you think that the speaker doesn't mention anything about the circumstances of her life?
  5. Is this an all-inclusive list of ways to kill oneself? (Or do you think that there's another form of suicide that the speaker might find appealing?)

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...