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|I wonder if Anne's advice to Benwick
Written by Margaret 7
(10/5/2005 7:39 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Beautitful post!, penned by Faith R
concerning the dangers of too much poetry and the need for balance might be advice she needs to take, herself. "Garbage in; garbage out" Romantic poetry isn't garbage, but if Anne feasts on melancholy, rather hopeless stuff, where is she going to get the encouragement and hope she needs?
Poetry exists in a rarefied atmosphere; the farmer in the everyday. It is interesting that the "life goes on" message comes from the prosaic world around her, and not from the philosopher/poets. (Even better, a foreshadowing of her "re-birth", the fulfillment of all her best hopes.)
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