Barter Symbolism, Imagery, & Allegory
There’s more to a poem than meets the eye.
Wheelin' and Dealin'
Life drives a pretty hard bargain in "Barter." He's overstocked on loveliness, but he's keeping the prices up. What's more, Teasdale thinks we should buy anyway. A sound financial move? Perhaps not...
Music and Song
"Barter" is from Teasdale's book titled Love Songs. Several of the poems in the collection are titled as songs. It's a pretty safe bet that music, sound, and song were key elements for Teasdale the...
"Barter" is made up of two major ingredients: ideas and imagery. These ingredients are no good if you're making cookies, but they work great for making poems. The ideas come in the form of intangib...
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