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Mutability

Mutability

by William Wordsworth

Analysis: Shout Outs

When poets refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.

Literary and Philosophical References

  • Edmund Spenser and the "Mutabilitie Cantos" (title)
  • William Shakespeare’s King Lear (line 12)

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