Questions and Answers for John Berryman
What is "The Ball Poem" by John Berryman talking about?
"The Ball Poem" is arguably about the process of dealing with death for the first time. The ball in the poem symbolizes a life that is lost. When the ball is lost, in the water of the harbor, the...
What is the meaning of John Berryman's poem Winter Landscape?
The idea of meaning in poetry can be a somewhat subjective one. Different schools of thought interpret meaning differently: much literary criticism does not take into account what the writer...