Dangerous Astronomy Themes
Little Words, Big Ideas
"Dangerous Astronomy" shows us the softer side of jealousy (if there is one). Here, a father gets jealous of his infant son. But what's interesting is how the poem turns jealousy upside down. It's...
Wouldn't it be cool if our speaker was an 80s music fan, and instead of getting jealous, he slid down to his knees as his wife breastfed their son, and busted out Tina Turner's famous song, "What's...
Imagine praising somebody by saying, "Hey! I think you're great, just not as great as me! Love you!" It's sort of what our speaker is doing in "Dangerous Astronomy." Spirituality is expressed as a...
Competition thrives through all of "Dangerous Astronomy". It's as if there are several forces competing all at once through the speaker's perspective. These forces—his desire to praise the stars,...
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