‘West Indies, U.S.A’ Questions

Answer these Questions

  1. What is the theme of the poem?

  2. (a) Select the simile in the first two lines of the poem.

(b) Explain why the poet makes the comparison,

(c) Do you find it interesting and original? Why?

  1. What is the distinctive feature of each of the following terminals?

(a) Port au Prince

(b) Piarco

(c) Vere Bird

  1. Why are all passengers other than those embarking at San Juan, required to stay on the plane?

  2. What do you think is “that vaunted sanctuary”?

5b: Why is it considered a vaunted sanctuary?

  1. Select three pieces of evidence which show America’s influence on the lifestyle of Puerto Rico.

  2. What do you think is the mood of the poem?

  3. What is the tone of the poet?

*source: ourliteratureclass.blogspot.com*

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