Poem [Lana Turner has collapsed!]
Poem [Lana Turner has collapsed!] Themes
Little Words, Big Ideas
The speaker's love for (and slight obsession with) Lana Turner and celebrity culture is the heart of this poem. He's definitely put her on a pedestal. And if we zoom out a bit, we see that for O'Ha...
Language and Communication
The speaker first hears about Lana Turner's problems via a newspaper headline. The entire headline is capitalized in the poem, so that it almost seems to be screaming. The speaker just can't resist...
Art and Culture
Frank O'Hara was a classy dude. He went to Harvard, he worked at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and he was friends with many of the most important poets and artists of his day. Yet this famo...
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