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At the round earth's imagined corners (Holy Sonnet 7) Questions

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

  1. What's the best way to ask for forgiveness? Is the poem a demonstration of a good way to ask for forgiveness?
  2. If the poem were a painting, what would it look like? Bonus points if you can figure out how to represent "imagined corners."
  3. Is it possible to be both arrogant and humble at the same time? If so, do you think that the speaker of this sonnet is both?
  4. Have you ever wanted to put off some kind of judgment of your behavior or work? (It doesn't have to be the Last Judgment.)

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