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Collected Poems, 1909-1962 - Study Guide Ariel Poems - Marina Summary & Analysis

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Ariel Poems - Marina Summary

In this poem, a man looks back on his life. He reminisces about the work of his hands and a boat he built and the times spent on it. He thinks of his life and the years gone by, and through all of this, he thinks of his daughter and his love for her. The man realizes that toiling for gain is not the goal in life, as we cannot cheat death. He sees that there are things more important in life, such as the pure, simple love of a man for his daughter.

Ariel Poems - Marina Analysis

Once again T.S. Eliot brings us back to his theme of aging and Death. He likens the aging boat of the poem to the aged man who built it. Both are weather-weary, tired, and do not possess the strength they once...

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