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While there is no tangible "regime" within the immediately apparent verse of William Stafford's "Burning a Book," the context is largely thought of as an allusion to Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 . By this context, we can assume that the first part of the poem, which details the actual burning of a book in a painful, poignant, and personified manner, is a reaction to a hypothetical regime. Whether...

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