What is the theme of "No Time" by Billy Collins, and how does the author get this theme across?

One theme in Billy Collins's "No Time" is that people focus on the wrong things in life and time passes quickly, showing the importance of paying attention to the right things. Collins uses setting and diction throughout the pom to effectively communicate this theme.

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Billy Collins's "No Time" is a poem that describes the speaker hurrying on a weekday morning to get to an unspecified location. While driving, he or she passes the cemetery in which the speaker's parents are buried. Rather than pause or stop, the speaker continues on while imagining that the father disapproves and sits up while the mother tells the father to lie back down in his grave.

Ultimately, this eight-line poem points to the...

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