Finish the checklist:
Does the poem has a recognizable source in myth or legend?
What new details has the poet added to the original myth?
What do these details reveal about the poet’s attitude towards the source material?
How important elements of the original been discarded? What does their absence suggest about the author’s primary focus?
Does the poem rely heavily on its mythic imagery? Or is myth tangential to the poem’s theme?
How do mythic echoes underscores the poem’s meaning?