1. Why does he want to elope with Emily (aka Teresa) when he is married to Mary S.?

2. (L.27) Why is PBS calling Emily the moon here when he later refers to her as the Sun?

3. (L.29) What is her "Terror"?

4. Theme of incest: a. Why is this such a rampant theme in his works? b. Why does he set Emily up as his Spouse and Sister?

5. Who are the two people ("her and thee")PBS is referring to in Stanza 5?

6. (L.71) What is his "infirmity"?

7. (L.73) Who is luring him to death?

8. (L.124) What has he dared?

9. In Stanza 11 (147-159), it sounds like he believes in "free love." Is that what he is implying here??

10. (L.223) a. Who is he speaking of here? b. Is he purposefully seeking death?

11. (L.233) Who is the "phantom"?

12. Who is the subject in Stanza 15?

13. (L.256) In reference to the footnote, why would an encounter with a woman be similar to an encounter with a prostitute?

14. (L.259) Why is she suddenly "false"?

15. In Stanza 17, why is there a sudden change in the topic from discussing Emily's life and goodness to the disappointment in love?

16. (L.281) How does he find comfort in the "Cold, chaste Moon"?

17. (L.345) What are the twin spheres of light?

18. (L.372) When he refers to the Comet that went astray, is he talking about Claire Claremont's follies with Byron?

--Monika Jeetu