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Blessing the Boats - Dedication Summary & Analysis

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Dedication Summary and Analysis

Clifton dedicates this volume to "Russell" who lived from 1963-1997. She includes three lines:

"the beautiful boy

has entered

the beautiful city"

These lines evidently allude to the early passing of someone beloved by the poet, someone pure and innocent and beautiful. The allusion to the "beautiful city" refers to heaven.

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