1.Who is the speaker in the poem? What do you think she is doing?
2.What is the mood of this poem? Does it stay the same or does it change?
3.The poem is called ‘Morning Song’ Why is this an appropriate title?
4.This poem does not rhyme. Does this make it less effective or more effective?
5. Why do you think she describes the baby’s breath as ‘moth-breath’?
6. What does the poet mean by the metaphor ‘a far sea moving in my ear’?
7. What do you notice about the type of imagery that is used in this poem?
8. Some people describe this as a love poem. What evidence is there to suggest that it is a love poem?
“In a drafty museum, your nakedness
Shadows our safety. We stand round blankly as walls’.
9. Explain what is being compared to a museum and why this is an effective image?
“Whitens and swallows its dull stars. And now you try/Your handful of notes;/The clear vowels rise like balloons.”
10. Explain what the ending of the poem means. Has the mood of the poem changed?