Lullaby Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Mortality and Time
The speaker is a bit obsessed with the ideas of death and the passing of time. This sweet little love poem is actually filled with morbid images and thoughts. Does love make the speaker think of de...
Nothing lasts forever in this poem, and no one is perfect. In fact, Auden is known for being anti-heroic in all of his poems. He doesn't aggrandize people (build them up) and make them all-powerful...
"Lullaby" is a love poem, so it's not so surprising that Venus would show up in it. Venus is the Roman goddess of love; her Greek counterpart is Aphrodite (you might have heard of her, too). Poets...
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