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Constantly Risking Absurdity
Constantly Risking Absurdity
by Lawrence Ferlinghetti


We’ve got your back. With the Tough-O-Meter, you’ll know whether to bring extra layers or Swiss army knives as you summit the literary mountain. (10 = Toughest)

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Sure it's Ferlinghetti, so we don't have to worry so much about those five-dollar words and tricky philosophies. But since he's writing about Beauty, Truth, and Poetry, we know the poem's not going to be a leisurely walk in the park. We're inevitably going to see some abstract ideas, figurative language, and of course enjambment. But it's groovy, man, so dig it.

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