Spoon River Anthology
Choose one of the following thematically-linked collections.
Read it carefully. Answer these questions about each epitaph:
How did the person live his/her life or spend his/her time?
-OR- Describe the event(s) in the person's life the epitaph
What lesson did the person learn (or what discovery did
the person make) about life?
Choose an appropriate adjective to describe the person's
tone of voice (e.g., regretful, content, angry, peaceful, cheated,
vindicated). Explain how the person feels about his/her life and/or death.
How can you tell?
What advice does the character try to pass on to the reader?
-OR- What does the character want the reader to know?
Affairs and Murders
The Mayor's Affairs
Tough Lessons and Advice