“we’re done with poetry” -Michael McGarry
So all their themes are pretty negative to be honest, like none of them are happy. For example in “Rappaccini’s Daughter”the themes are related to the biblical conflict between good and evil, and some of the specific themes are: faith and trust, revenge, presence of morality, and solitude and isolation. Then in “Disillusionment of 10 o’clock” refers to the feeling of regret and loss that occurs each night at bedtime. This shows in the poem because when the old sailor, drunk and asleep in his boots, with no help for anyone to dress him for bed, realizes he is alone. So then the theme for “anyone lived in a pretty how town” is death. Cummings wants you to be aware of the fact that death exists and that you are going to die someday. They all tie together in the fact that they all associate with death and loneliness. The two that I find would be the most applicable to our society today are “Disillusionment of 10 o’clock” and “Rappaccini’s Daughter” because they both are sort of very similar when you think about it. They relate to each other because the one talks about loneliness and the other talks about trust and revenge, these correlate because if you don’t have trust or you want to revenge then you could feel very lonely. This can apply to our society because it seems like everybody feels either lonely or depressed because they “can’t” trust people or they just don’t like people and want to plan revenge on them because everybody is petty nowadays. The poem that I hated the least was “Disillusionment of 10 o’clock” because it was short and sweet and got straight to the point and that how I like them. Also I’m going to be frank with you, if a poem is 25 PAGES LONG it is no longer a poem that sucker is a novel. Like I don’t care if it is easy to follow, if it is longer than 5 pages I do not have time for it. That’s the tea sis.
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