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The River-Merchant's Wife

As the previous answer states, this poem is full of imagery. Every sentiment or phrase seems to be tied directly to a picture the reader can imagine in their mind, which underscores the mood of...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2018 12:42 am UTC

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The River-Merchant's Wife

Pound based this poem upon Li Po's "Two Letters from Chang-Kan," but he presents the story of a young bride in his own vivid and robust style. The reader understands the story through a series of...

Latest answer posted May 4, 2018 9:39 am UTC

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The River-Merchant's Wife

Ezra Pound's poem "The River-Merchant's Wife: A Letter" is an adaptation of a poem by Li Bai, also called Li Po. In the first stanza, the wife describes how she met and married her husband. She was...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2020 12:57 pm UTC

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The River-Merchant's Wife

In Ezra Pound’s poem “The River-Merchant’s Wife: A Letter,” images of vegetation appear in several places (especially at the beginning and end of the poem) and function in various ways. In lines...

Latest answer posted October 14, 2011 5:42 am UTC

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The River-Merchant's Wife

In “The River-Merchant’s Wife,” the main conflict revolves around the distant relationship between the wife and her husband. The wife is considerably young. She is a teen—fourteen, to be exact—when...

Latest answer posted August 11, 2021 7:33 pm UTC

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The River-Merchant's Wife

One of the main points of the story with regard to love is how love changes and develops, matures and deepens, over time. The poem starts off with a description of love between young people, and...

Latest answer posted March 3, 2007 6:22 am UTC

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