Are Arlo and the speaker friends?
Yes, because the story is being told by Arlo’s friend and refers to him as a friend.
What makes someone a good friend?
Being a good friend means always being there for them, and laughing about jokes, and having fun.
What ideas does this poem share about friendship? Do you agree?
They were “farm neighbors who hang around together, walk beans, pick rocks, and sit on the bench at football games, weighing the assets of the other side’s cheerleaders”. they were always working together on the football team to score touchdowns. Yes I agree with this.
What is odd about the last two lines of this poem?
Usually friends will stay friends if they have contact with each other. Once one of those friends moves away they are most likely not going to continue being friends, unless they are closer together.