Respond to all of the following prompts.

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  1. Review the definition of the lyric poem. In what ways does “The Darkling Thrush” conform to this definition?
  2. Compare either “The Darkling Thrush” or “Channel Firing” to an earlier poem.
  3. Read “The Darkling Thrush” aloud, and then read “God’s Grandeur” aloud. What do you notice about how “God’s Grandeur” sounds?  What makes it sound different from Hardy’s poem?