Visiting Hour • Learning Intention: To become familiar with an unknown poem. Success Criteria • Put the poem together • Discuss the poem • Answer a series of comprehension questions Stanzas 1-3 1. Where is this poem set? 2. What are the connotations (the implied meaning) of green and yellow? 3. Why does the poet use the word “corpse”? 4. What is the effect of the word “vanishes”? 5. What does the word “heavenward” suggest? 6. Why does the poet repeat the expression “I will not feel” throughout the third stanza? Stanzas 4-5 7. How do you think the poet feels about the nurses? Explain why. 8.Which word is repeated throughout the fourth stanza? 9.Why does the poet use a minor sentence (a sentence which does not contain a verb) to begin stanza 5? 10.There are three metaphors in stanza five can you identify and explain them? Stanza 6 • Which two figures could the patient be smiling at? • From whose point of view are we seeing things in this stanza? • Who do you think is “growing fainter” in this stanza? • How do you think the poet is feeling by the end of the poem?