Initially, I understood the poem. I like that he read it to us in class. I liked that he made us read between the lines of his poem. I appreciate that he helped us understand it. I am not sure if I would have understood it if he didn’t help us. I think it is about how depression can hide behind a smile and you can never tell if someone is depressed or not. I think the music allusions are most important because most people would understand them quicker than the mythology ones.
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