Fall Up, Spring Down
In Mike Acker’s “September”:
- The poem seems to describe the weather in the last month of summer at what northerly latitude?
- How might a poem about September be written in the Southern Hemisphere?
In Scott Jessop’s “Moviola”:
- In what year does the story begin?
- Does the narrator have a name?
- How might the relationship between the narrator and the ghost of Clara Duncan play out without the unexpected appearance of the robbers?
in Elous Telma’s “A Bottom-Up Approach to Keeping Things Alive,” the chapter departs from the narrative begun in chapter 1.
- Can chapter 2 be called an “info-dump”? Or is it a digression? If yes in either case, why do you think so? Or is it something else?
- Chapter 2 gives the readers an idea of what to expect in the lake. What other, general insights does it provide?
In Kathleen Wolak’s “You Are My Sunshine”:
- How likely is it that a family of campers would be attacked by a lone wolf? How do wolves normally hunt?
- Emily accidentally stabs Chris. The experience is traumatic, of course, but is her feeling of guilt earned or unearned?
- Does Greg overtly blame Emily for the accident? Or does he fail to reassure her that it was not her fault?
- Are Greg’s own feelings of guilt earned or unearned?
- What are the functions of Emily’s pregnancy and of Greg’s being unaware of it?
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