Helen Symbolism, Imagery, & Allegory
There’s more to a poem than meets the eye.
"Helen" is all about Helen. Well, really it's all about Helen's body. Because it's a blazon (see "Form and Meter" for more on that), the poem catalogs the features of Helen's form. Unfortunately th...
We usually think of the mythological Helen as a beautiful and vibrant young woman, but in H.D.'s work, she's deathly still. As the poem progresses, she seems increasingly like a stone or marble sta...