The Day Lady Died
by Frank O'Hara
Analysis: Shout Outs
When poets refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.
Literature, Philosophy, and Mythology
- New World Writing (line 9) – a literary magazine
- Paul Verlaine (lines 14, 18)
- Pierre Bonnard (line 15)
- Hesiod (line 16)
- Richard Lattimore (line 16) – A translator who translated works of Hesiod, among other classics.
- Brendan Behan (line 17)
- Jean Genet and Le Balcon and Les Nègres (lines 17-18)
- Bastille Day (line 2)
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