Watch this video in which an actress recites the poem.
Link the video to your blog.
This link may help you to understand the poem better.
Answer the questions in your blog.
a. What is the theme?
b. What is the tone?
c. What is the main difference between the two stanzas?
d. How are the similes in the poem appropriate for the romantic longings the speaker feels?
e. How is the metaphor of the birthday appropriate?
f. Make a list of religious symbols. What do they mean in the poem?
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