Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Citizen: An American Lyric - Claudia Rankine

1)   What were your overall impressions of the book? Did you like/dislike it? Why?
2)   What did you make of Rankine’s use of sections to divide up the book? Did they signal a change in subject matter? Did you think they were useful/necessary?
3)   The subject matter of the book is very emotive - how did the book make you feel as you were reading it? Did you have any physical/mental reactions? Was it a comfortable read?
4)   Do you think that Rankine dealt with the subject matter in a new or relevant way? Why?
5)   What did you think of the combination of prose and poetry? Was it effective? Did you like it? Did you want it to have more of one or the other?
6)   What did you think of the use of imagery within the book? How well does it work with text? What did you think of the layout? What message if any was it sending?
7)   Did you feel that book was relevant to you? Did it make you think about anything that had happened to you or anyone you know?
8)   Did you like the use of prose poetry? How do you think this fitted with the subject matter?
9)   Do you feel like the book has changed you or the way you think in any way?

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