Poem: Monday Night May 11th, 1846

2. Questions and Answers
A. 1. In the first stanza, the poet says that everything is normal and yet there seems to
be something missing. How can you say that?
2. ?Each feels the bliss of all destroyed
And mourns the change- but each apart.?
a. Who does ?Each? refer to?
b. What is the sadness about?
c. Are the family members showing their sorrow? Give a reason to support your
3. Why does the poet feel ?desolate?? What can change the atmosphere?
4. What does the poet lament at the end of the poem?
D. What kind of language does ?Peace? impart to people who are angry, jealous,
envious and to those who have hatred in their hearts?

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