"Circe's Power" is a poem in which a powerful woman is devastated by lost love. Our speaker, Circe, a sorceress, feels the pang of grief when her lover, Odysseus, leaves her. We watch her battle the emotions that ensue, and she does so by asserting her role as a powerful, dangerous woman who knows magic. Love renders her weak.
Questions About Love
- Is this a love poem?
- Is Circe in love?
- What role does love play in this poem?
- In Circe's mind, is love a good thing?
Chew on This
Love is Circe's enemy.