Persephone, Falling Themes
Little Words, Big Ideas
We know from the title of "Persephone, Falling" that Persephone falls (wow, what a shocker), but what leads to her fall is the fact that she has become isolated from her community. She wanted to be...
Lust only makes a cameo in "Persephone, Falling," but it's really the background for a lot of the psychology of the poem. We're talking about a girl coming of age, here. There are bound to be some...
Women and Femininity
We could have just as easily said family, but "Persephone, Falling" is really all about mothers and daughters. Dove is trying to reconcile all the thoughts and desires she had when she was a child...
Time moves quickly and slowly. Anyone who's ever taken a calculus class knows that. In "Persephone, Falling," we see how Persephone is overly anxious to grow up, while the mother wishes she could m...
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