The Unknown Citizen
by W. H. Auden
Analysis: Shout Outs
When poets refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.
- "The Unknown Citizen" resembles the idea of "The Unknown Soldier" (title, epigraph)
- Eugenics (line 26)
- "Fudge Motors, Inc." sounds a lot like Ford Motors, Inc. (line 8)