From you have I been absent in the spring
The seasons once again figure prominently here as the poet describes the impact of separation. This is an ongoing poetic conceit that students can explore through discussion, through an examination of imagery and by looking closely at poetic form. There is also a challenging set of questions to be answered – complete with answers for the teacher – to complement the approaches being taken in class or in the tutorial room. The reading on the PowerPoint will also add dimension.