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Mona Van Duyn
Mona Van DuynWords that Van Duyn uses in her poem such as “ordeal” and “woebegone” are words describing the difficulties in a relationship such as that exemplified by the speaker and the listener. Life...
Mona Van DuynThe “quake last night,” which the speaker refers to in line 1, may involve a personal problem, or else a problem in the attitude of the listener toward the speaker—we are not told the exact...