1) Discuss the diminutive stature of the hero.
2) Draw the face of futility.
3) Debate: victim or predator?
4) Can one emerge from the parlour, unscathed?
5) Do the repetitions of “spout” and “rain” suggest:
a) the fluid, the arid?
b) the fecund, the barren?
6) Write a dialogue between sun and rain where the sun explains
ascent and the rain, her feelings of entrapment.
7) The spider’s action brackets:
a) the triumph of will
b) x as the inevitable.
8) Demonstrate: ladder fingers.
9) Wax poetic: “the sun’s rounded arms.”
10) Source? “Vertical, vertical. . . all is vertical.”
11) Why is the spider so often asked to stand in for homo erectus?
12) Quest-romance? Bildungsroman?
13) Down, down, down – would the fall never come to an end?
14) Defend: the fly’s vanity, her demise.
15) True or False: My Father’s House Has Many Corners.
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