Guiding Question

Guiding Question
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In Lord Weary's Castle, Robert Lowell intends to transform a mode of shared experience into art. Discuss what kinds of shared experience Lowell manages in his poems and how Lowell moldifies a wide range of contemporary experience into poetry?


What is Lowell's overall attitude shown in Lord Weary's Castle toward the modern civilization? How does Lowell respond to it? What kind of the position Lowell chooses to take as a speaker in his poetry?


How does Lowell apply religious mtaphors in Lord Weary's Castle to fit his poetic theme? How does he respond to Religion (Roman Catholicism and Puritanism) articulated with the modern world?


What does Lowell manage language in his poems? What are the characteristics of Lowell's language concerning rhyme, diction and syntax?