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1. The story "Fallow" uses a cornfield in a surreal and metaphoric manner. Discuss.

2. What might the wind be confessing to the laundry, in the poem titled as such?

3. Comment on what the narrator experienced in "At Home," considering he was a New Age nine-year-old.

4. In "Augustine," do you think the joy over the protagonist's daughter overcomes the jealousy and bitterness toward James and his new relationship? Discuss how this story left you.

5. What can be said about the relationship between father and son, in the poem "Hash Marks"?