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Funeral Blues
Funeral Blues
by W. H. Auden

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"Funeral Blues" isn't too hard to understand, and you've got the title to clue you in on what's going down: someone has died, and the speaker is devastated. Not too difficult. But wading through Auden's hyperboles can be a little tough sometimes, so you might say this poem has a few tricks up its sleeve.

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