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What is the theme of "Janet Waking"?

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What is the theme of "Janet Waking"?

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The theme of the poem by John Crowe Ransom, "Janet Waking," is the important theme of a coming of age. Ransom couches the theme in a contrast between the fluidity of the deeply personal and the structure of the rigidly universal.

PERSONAL: And weeping fast as she had breath
Janet implored us, “Wake her from her sleep!”  

UNIVERSAL: Running across the world upon the grass


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