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Poem [Lana Turner has collapsed!]
Poem [Lana Turner has collapsed!]
by Frank O'Hara

Poem [Lana Turner has collapsed!] Art and Culture Quotes Page 1

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Quote #1

Lana Turner has collapsed! (1)

The speaker begins by informing us of the collapse of a movie star. It's an unexpected topic for a poem, but O'Hara seems to think that celebrity gossip and poems might be more compatible than we think.

Quote #2

LANA TURNER HAS COLLAPSED! (11)

Okay, we get it – it's really important that this movie star has collapsed. It's dramatic! It's nuts! It's changed the course of your day! It's an important event that needs to be memorialized in a poem! (Or is it? What do you think?)

Quote #3

oh Lana Turner we love you get up (17)

The speaker might be winking at us a bit here. His apostrophe to Lana might be a little overblown. It seems like he's admitting that this is a silly topic for a poem. Or is he?

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