A Dialogue between the Soul and the Body
A Dialogue between the Soul and the Body Themes
Little Words, Big Ideas
Woe, Woe, Woe is me (the soul) and me (the body). Welcome to the pity party, Shmoopers. "A Dialogue between the Soul and the Body" has got four stanzas of nonstop one-upping of who suffers more. Ph...
Life, Consciousness, and Existence
We're going to go out on a limb here: when it comes to conversations about life vs. death, most people are pro-life. Existence usually beats out non-existence. But in "A Dialogue between the Soul a...
Freedom and Confinement
Give me liberty or give me death! Or, as the soul would interpret it, "Give me liberty by giving me death!" Like Patrick Henry and all those revolutionary dudes, we tend to associate freedom with a...
Wisdom and Knowledge
In "A Dialogue between the Soul and the Body," the body's final stanza is a catalogue of painful, emotional knowledge it has learned from soul school. After all, the body's just a stack of bones wi...
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