The poem’s title is “A Blessing:” what is the blessing? Is it a lesson?

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The poem’s title is “A Blessing:” what is the blessing? Is it a lesson?

A Blessing

The poem’s title is “A Blessing:” what is the blessing? Is it a lesson?

Look for specific word choices/lines in the poem to help you support your answer.

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— https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/blessing

“My Papa’s Waltz”

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Does this speaker portray this memory of his father positively or negatively? How do you know?

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—https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43330/my-papas-waltz

“Lady Lazarus”

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If you need to, research the Biblical story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead.

What images in this poem invoke that story?

What is the significance of the allusion?

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—https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/lady-lazarus

“The Blue Bowl”

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What do you think the cat’s bowl symbolizes?

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—https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/36759/the-blue-bowl

“Most Like an Arch This Marriage”

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How is an arch like a marriage?

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—https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/47013/most-like-an-arch-this-marriage

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