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What is the message of the poem "Sorcery" by Jessica Hagedorn?
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The main theme of the poem is the jealous feelings which are evoked in ordinary people when they come across extraordinarily beautiful people. When we see very beautiful people we somehow feel inadequate and begin to hate ourselves and are overpowered by negative feelings and hence she says
"there are some people i know
is a crime.
who make you so crazy
you don't know
whether to throw yourself
or kill them.
for permanent madness.
These negative feelings are universally evoked at place any time and she warns us to be careful. She concludes by advising us that we must especially be careful to avoid
words are very
the most common
These "magic shows" could most probably mean the tricks and artifices of modern day courtship when lovers fool their partners with false romantic hopes and desires.
Posted by lit24 on March 1, 2009 at 10:38 PM (Answer #1)
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