What is the best way to proofread an essay?
Reading out loud is the best way to discover errors in your own writing.
What is the theme of this poem?
Using clues from the author's personal experiences, as well as the descriptive language used can help you understand the overall theme of a poem.
How does an author's background correlate with the content of his/her literature?
Author's are often influenced by experiences from their personal life. Understanding an author's biography can help you understand themes in his/her writing as well.