1. In terms of the development of the characters, do the stories “Poker Flat” and “Revolt” move overall, like Frost’s “Tuft of Flowers,” from a sense of isolation to one of community? Or do both—or either—move in the opposite direction? Focus more on the stories; less so on the poem.

2. In the early (1914-16) editions of Frost’s second book, North of Boston, Mary’s speech in “Hired Man,” lines 144-45 read as follows:

Don't use plagiarized sources. Get Your Custom Essay on
Just from $13/Page
Order Essay

…As anyone. He won’t be made ashamed
To please his brother, worthless though he is.

Why do you suppose Frost reversed the order by the later edition (the one you’ve read)? What effect, if any, does this change make on the tone of Mary’s words here?

3. Which one scene or moment in “Neighbour Rosicky” most closely approximates, visually, Dickinson’s Because I could not stop for Death? Are the scenes thematically similar, or contrasting?

4. Compare Cather’s “minister” scene in “Rosicky” (p. 55) with Freeman’s in “Revolt” (p. 30):

a) What personal traits or characteristics do the ministers share?
b) Anton’s and Sarah’s “rebellions” relate to which famous struggle in American history?

5. In terms of their relationship to larger developments in American culture, how do the “frontier brides” in Yellow Sky and in “Neighbour Rosicky” function in almost opposite roles from one another? (Make sure you select the right “bride” from each story.)

6. In “Rosicky,” how do the thistles (pp. 57-58) metaphorically represent Anton’s main problem? Be sure to consider the exact location of the thistle-plagued alfalfa field.

7. Of three wives you’ve read about recently—Mary in “Hired Man,” “The River-Merchant’s Wife,” and Alida Slade from “Roman Fever”—which one most derives her identity through her husband? Which the least? Discuss all three works, ranking the wives in order.

8. The name Delphin is closely related to “Delphic,” which is defined as:
a) pertaining to Apollo, Roman god of light and manly beauty (see Oracle at Delphi); and
b) ambiguous, obscure.

Do either of these allusions—or both?—inform our perception of Delphin Slade?

9. Both “Babylon Revisited” and “Roman Fever” are, to a large extent, about characters unable to escape their pasts. Which character, Charlie Wales or Alida Slade, is more responsible, finally, for the manner in which their past catches up to them?

Acme Writers
Calculate your paper price
Pages (550 words)
Approximate price: -

Why Work with Us

Top Quality and Well-Researched Papers

We always make sure that writers follow all your instructions precisely. You can choose your academic level: high school, college/university or professional, and we will assign a writer who has a respective degree.

Professional and Experienced Academic Writers

We have a team of professional writers with experience in academic and business writing. Many are native speakers and able to perform any task for which you need help.

Free Unlimited Revisions

If you think we missed something, send your order for a free revision. You have 10 days to submit the order for review after you have received the final document. You can do this yourself after logging into your personal account or by contacting our support.

Prompt Delivery and 100% Money-Back-Guarantee

All papers are always delivered on time. In case we need more time to master your paper, we may contact you regarding the deadline extension. In case you cannot provide us with more time, a 100% refund is guaranteed.

Original & Confidential

We use several writing tools checks to ensure that all documents you receive are free from plagiarism. Our editors carefully review all quotations in the text. We also promise maximum confidentiality in all of our services.

24/7 Customer Support

Our support agents are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week and committed to providing you with the best customer experience. Get in touch whenever you need any assistance.

Try it now!

Calculate the price of your order

Total price:

How it works?

Follow these simple steps to get your paper done

Place your order

Fill in the order form and provide all details of your assignment.

Proceed with the payment

Choose the payment system that suits you most.

Receive the final file

Once your paper is ready, we will email it to you.

Our Services

No need to work on your paper at night. Sleep tight, we will cover your back. We offer all kinds of writing services.


Essay Writing Service

No matter what kind of academic paper you need and how urgent you need it, you are welcome to choose your academic level and the type of your paper at an affordable price. We take care of all your paper needs and give a 24/7 customer care support system.


Admission Essays & Business Writing Help

An admission essay is an essay or other written statement by a candidate, often a potential student enrolling in a college, university, or graduate school. You can be rest assurred that through our service we will write the best admission essay for you.


Editing Support

Our academic writers and editors make the necessary changes to your paper so that it is polished. We also format your document by correctly quoting the sources and creating reference lists in the formats APA, Harvard, MLA, Chicago / Turabian.


Revision Support

If you think your paper could be improved, you can request a review. In this case, your paper will be checked by the writer or assigned to an editor. You can use this option as many times as you see fit. This is free because we want you to be completely satisfied with the service offered.