Week 8 Discussion


Discussion Question 1

Identify examples of personification in “Building With Its Face Blown Off” by Billy Collins. What is the effect of that figurative language? 

Discussion Question 2

How effectively does the poem “Player Piano” by John Updike use sound? How does the speaker’s voice resemble the sounds of a piano? 


You must make a substantive and thoughtful initial post of 250 words or more to one of the questions, incorporating MLA citation and a Works Cited.


Meyer, Michael and D. Quentin Miller. The Compact Bedford Introduction to Literature: Reading, Thinking, and Writing, 12th ed., Macmillan Learning, 2020.

  • “Building With Its Face Blown Off” by Billy Collins
  • “Player Piano” by John Updike
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