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Wislawa Szymborska

"To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time" is sometimes referred to a as "carpe diem" poem. The phrase, from Horace's Ode 1.11, means "seize the day," and the concept was by no means a new one for a...

Latest answer posted December 15, 2019 11:18 am UTC

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Wislawa Szymborska

In the poem “People on the Bridge,” the first notable literary device is perhaps the repetition of the word “they” in the opening stanza. The second line, for example, reads, “They’re subject to...

Latest answer posted March 2, 2020 3:29 pm UTC

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Wislawa Szymborska

The observations of the terrorist in the poem “The Terrorist, He Watches” are callous and detached, as indeed are those of the narrator, who treats the forthcoming terrorist outrage as something...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2021 12:33 pm UTC

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