What parts of Hannah’s poem line up with Ryan’s interpretation? Are there other potential interpretations?
Students may have a variety of responses to Hannah’s poem. Some may take it more literally that she was writing to a boy (possibly Clay) and others may see different interpretations. The final stanza seems to allude to the idea that Hannah was writing to herself more than the other stanzas.
How might Clay appear to the outside world while he listens to Hannah’s tapes?
Clay appears distraught to the outside world. Readers know this because of the other people’s reactions to him. The girl at Monet’s, the waiter behind the counter at Rosie’s, Clay’s...
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