Who is the speaker? (don’t give the author’s name, rather who is telling the story, whose perspective?)

What does the idiomatic phrase “blood on your hands” mean?

(CS) What personal feelings is the poet trying to express about herself?

“On Faith”(101) Shara Lessley

What is the tone of this poem?

What personification exists in the poem? Give one example.

(CS) There is an extended metaphor in this poem. For which human experience is the apple tree a metaphor?

(CS) What does she mean “there is no map for how the apples fall” and how does it tie into the title of the poem?


Whose the speaker and what experience is he writing about?

What is the tone?

Give TWO examples of similes.