Slow, Slow, Fresh Fount
Slow, Slow, Fresh Fount Themes
Little Words, Big Ideas
"Slow, Slow, Fresh Fount" is a lament, which is fancy way of saying that it's all about mourning. In this case, Echo, the poem's speaker, is mourning the fact that a boy she loved, Narcissus,...
We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Narcissus is dead. No, not narcissism. That's still alive and kicking. We're talking Greek mythology here, Shmoopers. Echo-the-nymph's number one crush Nar...
Man and the Natural World
Echo, the speaker of "Slow, Slow, Fresh Fount," must have been one outdoorsy lady. She talks to nature, sings to nature, and uses nature to describe her own emotions. Nature, for its part, is a bit...
Art and Culture
"Slow, Slow, Fresh Fount" is a song from a play, a song that reflects on the act of singing as a way to channel grief. At times the poem even implies that art or singing can actually help som...
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