by Robert Lowell
Skunk Hour Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Let's face it, the skunks don't get a whole lot of "air time" in this poem, but they're definitely major players on the symbolic level. We get the first hint that they're important when Lowell stic...
Wordplay: What you see isn't always what you get
This poem is told through the lens of someone who is mentally ill. The speaker even admits, "My mind's not right." So it shouldn't surprise us that the words and phrases in this poem have shifting,...