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Burning a Book

The poem "Burning a Book" is a lyric poem, which allows it to describe the narrator's direct feelings and experiences to the reader. In the case of "Burning a Book", the narrator is the poet...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2019 4:43 am UTC

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Burning a Book

The poem "Burning a Book" by William Stafford contains two important interrelated messages. The first has to do with the physical act of book burning, which has been perpetrated for thousands of...

Latest answer posted March 17, 2020 8:10 pm UTC

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Burning a Book

In "Burning a Book," William Stafford equates those unwritten texts represented in the quote with ignorance. The first part of the poem describes the burning of a book and makes a profound insight...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2019 7:42 pm UTC

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Burning a Book

In order to understand the content of a poem, I like to first try and determine the tone of the poet. This poem has a fairly dark tone, amplified by words like "fire," "charred," and "faking." It...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2018 12:37 pm UTC

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Burning a Book

According to Stafford's poem, "truth, brittle and faint, burns easily." These are the books which will first begin crumbling away. However, the speaker goes on to identify certain books which...

Latest answer posted April 6, 2018 5:46 am UTC

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Burning a Book

The poem "Burning a Book," by William Stafford, is interesting in that its moral is not what we might perhaps expect, and its outlook is somewhat bleak--"truth, brittle and faint, burns easily."...

Latest answer posted January 18, 2018 10:17 am UTC

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Burning a Book

While there is no tangible "regime" within the immediately apparent verse of William Stafford's "Burning a Book," the context is largely thought of as an allusion to Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451....

Latest answer posted February 26, 2020 7:39 pm UTC

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Burning a Book

For clarity, the surrounding context of that line reads as follows: The cover goes first, then outer leavescurling away, then spine and a scattering.Truth, brittle and faint, burns easily,its...

Latest answer posted September 1, 2019 4:38 pm UTC

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Burning a Book

William Stafford suggests in “Burning a Book” that the actual object that is a book is not as significant as the content it represents. While he is by no means advocating the destruction of the...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2021 11:57 pm UTC

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