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Blessing the Boats - From the book of light (1993), "note, passed to superman" Summary & Analysis

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From the book of light (1993), "note, passed to superman" Summary

This is a fourth and companion piece to the Clark Kent poems, indicating the growth and triumph of the abused child. The poet says that if she has seen Superman in costume, she will have recognized him right away. Clark Kent can hang out and talk and listen to Stories but not Superman who needs to save the city, with every bad guy potentially dangerous with killing poison, kryptonite. The poet recognizes all the trappings of Superman, the costume, the "whole ball of wax," because she has grown up on a "planet" as strange as Superman's home.

From the book of light (1993), "note, passed to superman" Analysis

In this poem, the poet compares in an extended metaphor the need for super-power to overcome...

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