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There’s more to a poem than meets the eye.
This poem begins, repeats, and ends with the stars. No matter what's going on in the poem, the stars, both literal and figurative, are everywhere. Plus, they're the most significant rhyme woven thr...
The idea of comfort is repeated throughout the poem and, like the stars, used as a gauge of what binds and separates the speaker from his wife and son. By the end of the poem, it seems like the onl...
Darkness makes a few cameo appearances in the drama of the speaker's crying-baby dilemma. It's not always just the absence of light, though. Throughout the poem and with some tricky line-breaks, th...
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