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1. The character Earlene, in "The Companion," has doubt and gives warning about the protagonist's desire to move, specifically to Las Vegas. "You don't know you need your soul till it's gone," she says. Discuss the meaning and effect of this statement as they pertain to this story, or more broadly, to life in general.

2. Discuss the concept and meaning of 'motions' in the poem of the same name.

3. Identify the book and picture that are constantly being referred to in the story, "Asterisms."

4. Relate your views of the term "I love you" to that of the narrator's in "The Reluctant Enthusiast."