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February 13, 2006

Raven

Coleridge,''The Raven'' -- Jerz: Intro to Literary Study (EL150)

Many Autumns, many Springs
Traveled he with wandering wings:
Many summers, many Winters
I can't tell half his adventures.

To me, I think that this verse shows that this bird went through many trees and seasons to find the right girl raven to make future generations. It is quite like human society, or what it used to be. You would date around to see what you liked and when you found it, you stuck with that person.

I thought that this poem was alright. I wasn't in awe about it, but it made you think how needy and self-absorbed human society is. We do what we have to do to fulfill our needs without thinking of how might our actions hurt someone else. How true is this in society; it has taken such a turn in the last couple of decades. But what can you say, you can't stay one way forever.

Posted by Denamarie at February 13, 2006 06:51 PM

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Doesn't this go back to Darwin's "survival of the fittest"? If those birds were meant to survive, they would have gotten out of the tree before it crushed them. Just as if the woodsman was strong enough, he would have swam to shore instead of being killed by Mother Nature.

Posted by: Mike Rubino at February 15, 2006 10:14 PM

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