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Poem [Lana Turner has collapsed!]

  

by Frank O'Hara

Analysis: Calling Card

"I do this, I do that"

O'Hara was known for his "I do this, I do that" poems. (Really – that's what the critics call them.) He's famous for poems that catalogue his daily activities – walking down New York streets, stopping by the liquor store, attending parties, you name it. O'Hara's speakers often do one thing, then another, then another, and bundle up a day's worth of life in single poem. (For more on O'Hara's "I do this, I do that" style, check out the "Form and Meter" section.)

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