Class Exercise: Le Loupgarou by Derek Walcott

The exercise is to be completed and emailed to BEFORE 27 MARCH 2020

  1. What is the “curious tale” referred to in line 1 of the poem? (1 mark)
  2. Who are the greying women? (1 mark)
  3. Why do you think Le Brun was “greeted by slowly shutting jalousies” (line 4). (3 marks)
  4. How is Le Brun described? (2 marks)
  5. What was responsible for Le Brun’s ruin? (3 marks)
  6. What does the phrase “Christian Witches” (line 9) mean? (3 marks)
  7. What feeling does Le Loupgarou evoke in you as you read the poem? (2 marks)

Ms. Gumbs English Literature OCS 2019-2020