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The Lay of the Trilobite

May Kendall satirizes evolution in her poem “The Lay of the Trilobite,” and she is especially critical of people who apply Darwin's ideas to society in the form of social Darwinism. This ideology...

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The Lay of the Trilobite

May Kendall's delightfully satiric poem “The Lay of the Trilobite” first appeared in Punch magazine in 1885. To fully understand the poem, one must know something about its historical context....

Latest answer posted April 16, 2021 9:17 pm UTC

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The Lay of the Trilobite

May Kendall first uses irony in "The Lay of the Trilobite" by satirizing the self-importance of the narrator, who is proud to think of himself as the apex of countless years of evolution. His mind...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2021 8:40 pm UTC

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