“Columbus: Hero or Criminal?” Read the 2 poems below. Compare and contrast the tone and themes of each poem and respond to the following: Whose point of view does each poem reflect and what is the message they each convey? Explain the literary elements of the poems help convey the message. Use evidence from the poems and/or the additional readings to support analysis. Do you agree with one or more than the other? Do you believe Columbus is a criminal or a hero?