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The tragedy of age plays itself out most acutely in this poem, as a “dowdy matron’ yearns for her past glory.
Momentous themes of rebirth, renewal, rejuvenation, as well as death and loss, are touched on in this poem, as the story of life developed, from frame to frame, and played out in all its vivacity, from cat to bird to … Continue reading
From the very first glance at the title, we could see that this is a very personal poem from the usage of first person pronouns, ‘I’ and ‘me’, in the title. However, it is not a blatant display of narcissism … Continue reading
This poem explores the nature of the relationship between mother and her children. “She” refers to the mother which is the first person voice of conscious, the “I” for the first three stanzas. However, it changes to the third person, … Continue reading
The title ‘ Dear Norman’ subtly suggested a love poem dedicated to a newspaper boy named Norman. “Dear” implies a certain degree of affection and romance. “Norman” is actually a normal name, which represents the banality of an ordinary newspaper … Continue reading