TO SPEAK OF WOE THAT IS IN MARRIAGE (1959): ROBERT LOWELL, AMERICA
“It is the future generation that presses into being by means of these exuberant feelings and supersensible soap bubbles of ours.” – Schopenhauer
“The hot night makes us keep our bedroom windows open.
Our magnolia blossoms. Life begins to happen.
My hopped up husband drops his home disputes, and hits the streets to cruise for prostitutes, free-lancing out along the razor’s edge.
This screwball might kill his wife, then take the pledge.
Oh the monotonous meanness of his lust…
It’s the injustice… he is so unjust– whiskey-blind, swaggering home at five.
My only thought is how to keep alive.
What makes him tick? Each night now I tie ten dollars and his car key to my thigh…
Gored by the climacteric of his want, he stalls above me like an elephant.
That’s the poem! Above
Interpret the poem using a primary scholary source please find an ACADEMIC sourece to use and reference it through your interpretation use text refrencing and quotes!
What you think the poem means. This is based on an analysis of the literary text to justify your interpretation.
• What characteristics of the poem led you to interpret it in a certain way?
• Whether your interpretation of the poem is similar to what the author intended? Why or why not?
• The context of the poem.
When interpreting, refer directly to the poem (its language, themes, imagery, structure as examples) to better communicate why you have responded to the poem in the way that you have. You want to justify your Interpretation by engaging with the poem and the literary criticism surrounding it.
You will be expected to demonstrate clear and logical written communication, refer to literary devices in your analysis and demonstrate your use of relevant academic secondary sources to form your interpretation. In your response, please make use of The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms to accurately describe the features of your chosen poem. The dictionary does not count as a secondary source
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