by Robert Lowell
Skunk Hour Isolation Quotes
How we cite our quotes: (line)
Nautilus Island's hermit (line 1)
This line isn't about our speaker, but reflects the isolation of the townspeople. The old lady stays in alone all the time.
the hierarchic privacy (line 8)
Again, Lowell reinforces that this a place where people like to keep to themselves. It doesn't exactly give us a warm and fuzzy feeling about the town.