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Pied Pipers, Rats, and Trailer Parks: Q&A Sheet 10 Due Mon Apr 7 Answer one of the two: 1. Robert Browning’s poem (1842) is obviously much easier to read than Olga Broumas’ “beastly” work, but the rollicking rhythm and rhyme patterns are just as important for adding to the meaning of the poem, especially since Hamelin is full of musical sounds. How does the poem’s meter echo/inform the other rhythms described by the poem? 2. Why is the subtitle to this (pretty terrifying) tale “A Child’s Story”? Garner’s work is famously funny, but he also makes some biting political comments. Who is the villain in this piece? (The “man of enhanced strangeness”? The villagers? The trailer park residents? The children?) Give two examples to support your choice(s). Answer
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Unformatted text preview: one of the two: One of the popular fairy tale techniques that grew out of second-wave feminism was the trick of telling stories from an unusual point of view. However, this is the only account Ive ever come across that tells the Pied Piper story from the point of view of the rats. 1. Does the lyrical passage where the rats describe the song as Heaven. ..and the sound of angels singing make you sympathetic to the rats, or does it only make the rest of the story more repellant by contrast? (Talk about the nuances of Rysdyks word choice to support your answer.) 2. In Brownings poem, as in most traditional Pied Piper versions, one child could not dance the whole of the way and is left behind. Why is it important that one deaf rat is left behind?...
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2012 for the course ENGL 20118 taught by Professor Weeks during the Fall '08 term at Notre Dame.

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