What is the theme of "Janet Waking"?
The theme of the poem by John Crowe Ransom, "Janet Waking," is the important theme of a coming of age. Ransom couches the theme in a contrast between the fluidity of the deeply personal and the structure of the rigidly universal.
PERSONAL: And weeping fast as she had breathJanet implored us, “Wake her from her sleep!”
UNIVERSAL: Running across the world upon the grass