At a glance:
- Author: Gregory Corso
- First Published: 1960
- Type of Poem: Meditation
- Genres: Poetry, Meditation
- Subjects: Children, Family or family life, Husbands, Wives, Parents and children, Love or romance, Marriage, Fathers, City life, Divorce, Suburban life, Dating
“Marriage” is a lengthy comic meditation in free verse on the topic announced by the poem’s title. More specifically, the opening line poses two questions: “Should I get married? Should I be good?” The male speaker considers these questions, though he has no intended companion in mind. Rather, the meditation considers the various social archetypes of married life and whether they suit the speaker, who seems to see himself as a subversive of sorts. The poem is divided into seven verse paragraphs of varying length, and it is organized by a variety of scenarios...
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