Narrator - This character is a literary device and provides a fulcrum to the poetry itself.
Orpheus - This character appears in Sonnets and lived in Greece as a famed musician.
dear girl - This character is described in relation to her own blood and natural rhythm in describing her mimics menstruation.
Women - This character comes from the book Appendix to Duino Elegies, and, when the character is mentioned, the author also mentions equality.
King Augustus - This character is referred to in an elegy and is nicknamed "the Strong."
Angel - This character appears in an elegy and is seen as having healing powers.
Children - These characters are referred to in the poem "The Gazelle" and "Before Summer Rain."
Rainer Maria Rilke - This person drops the mask of narrative voice and acts within the narrative himself.
Rilke's Father - This person is a...
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