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Epitaph for an Old Woman

Epitaph for an Old Woman

by

Octavio Paz

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Analysis: Allusions

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.

Literary and Philosophical References

  • The Bible (speaking of the dead as dust may refer to Genesis 3:19) (2)

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