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That the Science of Cartography Is Limited

That the Science of Cartography Is Limited

by Eavan Boland
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but to tell myself again thatthe line which says woodland and cries hunger and gives out among sweet pine and cypress,and finds no horizonwill not be there. (24-28)


By the end of the poem, the speaker has found a way to represent her nation's history that makes up for the bad job that maps do. Maps cannot tell the story, or even represent the famine roads at all, but lucky for us, we've got Boland to write her heart out about this tragic moment in Ireland's past. Thanks, Eavan!

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