Discussion Question 1
After reading “The Pitcher” by Robert Francis, consider how the poem itself works the way a good pitcher does. Which lines illustrate what they describe?
Discussion Question 2
Describe the central conflict between the speaker and the mother in “Dusting” by Julia Alvarez. Why is the image of dusting a particularly appropriate metaphor for evoking the central conflict?
You must make a substantive and thoughtful initial post of 250 words or more to one of the questions, incorporating MLA citation and a Works Cited.
Meyer, Michael and D. Quentin Miller. The Compact Bedford Introduction to Literature: Reading, Thinking, and Writing, 12th ed., Macmillan Learning, 2020.
- “The Pitcher” by Robert Francis
- “Dusting” by Julia Alvarez