Marianne Moore Questions and Answers

Marianne Moore

A Modernist who delights in language and precise, heartfelt expression, Marianne Moore has been compared to Picasso in his Cubist period. For, her poems do not often adhere to any strict poetic...

Latest answer posted March 21, 2009 4:19 am UTC

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Marianne Moore

Every man is uncertain about the course of his life. God bestows each of his children with certain talents and gifts. These can serve as constraints or limitations. Hopefully, each person can...

Latest answer posted January 3, 2013 4:16 pm UTC

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Marianne Moore

This nine line section at the end of the poem begins, "So he who strongly feels, / behaves." The meaning here is that one who feels passionately will also behave and act with passion. One might...

Latest answer posted May 16, 2020 11:42 am UTC

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Marianne Moore

This poem is very interesting, and a bit hard to understand, so I can see why you are having troubles. One of the main ideas behind the poem is that if you are able to rise tall, even in difficult...

Latest answer posted March 30, 2009 9:28 am UTC

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Marianne Moore

With her typical irony and wit in place, Marianne Moore's poem, "Silence" is not all about silence, but about both restraint and subtle self-assertion. These are best expressed through Moore's use...

Latest answer posted July 15, 2010 2:09 am UTC

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Marianne Moore

To first understand Moore's "adequacy" at explaining the allusions made in her poem "Love in America," one needs to understand what an allusion is. According to the eNotes site (as linked below),...

Latest answer posted November 12, 2011 12:12 am UTC

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Marianne Moore

Love in America— Whatever it is, it’s a passion—a benign dementia that should beengulfing America, fed in a waythe opposite of the wayin which the Minotaur was fed.It’s a Midas of tenderness,from...

Latest answer posted November 12, 2011 12:56 am UTC

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Marianne Moore

Marianne Moore was a twentieth-century poet who wrote in the shadow of Emily Dickinson, one of the most innovative artists in the field of American literature. Like Dickinson, Moore uses...

Latest answer posted May 12, 2020 2:14 pm UTC

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