Out of the Dust and Letters to Eleanor Roosevelt 1. Choose one of the poems. How does the poem you selected represent a larger theme of the Great Depression? 2. The poetry is “written” by a young girl, what does this say about youth during the Great Depression? 3. List a few of the themes discussed in the poetry that ties into the Great Depression. 4. What do you think the author of the poetry looks like? What about her family? Describe the environment she is living in. 5. Choose another poem. Write freely about the poem, what stands out or interests you about the piece you selected?