“Barn Burning” and “The Love Song…”                    Name____________

  1. Why is the boy, Sarty, worried in the first scene of the story at the Office of the Justice of the Peace?


  1. The father tells Sarty, “You got to stick to your own blood…” Does Sarty take this advice? Explain.



  1. What does the father do to the rug at Major de Spain’s house?



  1. Why does the father go to see the Justice of the Peace a second time?



  1. What does Sarty do at the end of the story, after he breaks away from his aunt’s grip?




  1. What is meant by the last line of the story, “He did not look back”?





  1. Type your analysis of the TS Eliot poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.