Upon Julia's Clothes
Upon Julia's Clothes Themes
Little Words, Big Ideas
It sure seems like the speaker of "Upon Julia's Clothes" is in love with Julia; the very fact that he calls her "my Julia" (1) suggests a little romance. But of course the poem is really about her...
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Awe and Amazement
The Speaker of "Upon Julia's Clothes" is stunned by the beauty of Julia's clothes, or at least by his perception of that beauty. He describes her clothes with phrases that strongly suggest some typ...
Versions of Reality
In "Upon Julia's Clothes," the speaker's descriptions of Julia's outfit get progressively weirder as the poem develops. At first clothes are just that—clothes—but then they liquefy (3), become...
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