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John Brown's Body

The first device that Stephen Vincent Benét uses in the poem’s “Invocation” section is apostrophe, direct address to a person, thing, or abstract concept. The speaker (who is apparently the poet)...

Latest answer posted March 18, 2020 2:06 am UTC

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John Brown's Body

Although John Brown is hanged quite early on in Benét's poem, he nonetheless remains its guiding spirit, an almost constant brooding presence. That he does so is revealing of the poet's attitude to...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2021 9:19 am UTC

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