1. Discuss the word “citizen.” How does the dictionary define this word? Whatassociations does it carry—beyond the dictionary definition? List as many associations as you can think of.2. According to theNorton Handbook of Essential Literary Terms, a “lyric” is a poem in which “an individual speaker expresses what he or she feels, perceives, and thinks, usually in the first person (‘I’).”1Review the first paragraph ofCitizenon p. 5. How is Rankine subverting this conventional understanding of the lyric poem?3. Discuss the image on the cover of the work. What is depicted? What associations doesthis image conjure? You’ll find the title of this image in the book’s front matter. What isthe title? What does the title add to your understanding of the image? How does the image relate to the title of the book? What issues, tensions, problems, or events does it evoke?4. An epigraph is a quotation included at the very beginning of a piece of writing to give the reader a sense of what the work will be about or to suggest its themes. Discuss the epigraph by Chris Marker included opposite the copyright information in the first few pages ofCitizen. What does the epigraph suggest to you about Rankine’swork?