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Luke Havergal

What specific details does the poet reveal about the speaker?

In the poem "Luke Havergal" by Edwin Arlington Robinson, the identity of the speaker (the one who narrates the poem, if you will) is never conclusively revealed or confirmed. Many have offered...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2018 6:20 pm UTC

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Luke Havergal

How do you interpret "the western gate"?

"The western gate" is the entryway into Hell; it is Luke's escape from his grief and torment following the death of his lover. When he has committed suicide, "she will call" and they will be...

Latest answer posted April 3, 2012 3:38 am UTC

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Luke Havergal

How many characters are mentioned or implied in Edwin Arlington Robinson's poem "Luke Havergal"?

SOMETHING EXTRA: Edwin Arlington Robinson's poem "Luke Havergal" invites attention from critics or analysts who are concerned with the roles of gender in literature. After all, the poem clearly has...

Latest answer posted March 30, 2012 2:08 pm UTC

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Luke Havergal

How can one determine the traits of each character in Edwin Arlington Robinson's poem "Luke Havergal"?  

Analyzing the characters in Edwin Arlington Robinson’s poem “Luke Havergal” is difficult, partly because both the characters and the poem's tone seem so deliberately mysterious. The poem opens by...

Latest answer posted March 30, 2012 12:29 pm UTC

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How might one list everything we know about the title character of Edwin Arlington Robinson's poem "Luke Havergal"?

SOMETHING EXTRA: Edwin Arlington Robinson's poem "Luke Havergal" is a work that invites attention from an "archetypal" perspective. Archetypal critics (that is, analysts) of literature assume that...

Latest answer posted March 30, 2012 1:56 pm UTC

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