1. In Sharon Olds’ poem “35/10” what specifically is the “story of replacement”? Point to details in the poem that show who is replacing whom.

2.Read Sybil Pittman Estess’ poem “Mastodon Teeth.” What do you think the teeth symbolize? What timeless and cosmic reality might they suggest?

3.Read Walt Whitman’s poem “When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer.” Walt Whitman seems to be saying that ____________

A.The astronomer’s lecture helps him understand the stars at night.

B.The astronomer’s lecture with its proofs and figures is dull compared to the experience of seeing real stars.

C.he feels bad about being a poet when exposed to the brilliance of a scientist.

D.poetry and science complement each other.

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