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Collected Poems, 1909-1962 - Unfinished Poems: Sweeney Agonistes - Fragments of an Aristophanic Melodrama Summary & Analysis

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Unfinished Poems: Sweeney Agonistes - Fragments of an Aristophanic Melodrama Summary

Fragment of a Prologue: This introduces the reader to six characters, two women and four men. The women are playing a card game; whatever card they draw, they relate to life and the people in their life. As the women continue drawing cards, they worry over the meaning of each card: they see these cards as announcements of events to occur in their lives. They relate the two-of-spades to a coffin, another card to a man Snow and so on. When the four men arrive, they are of good nature and not as serious as the women and seem to live more for the moment without worrying. One of the women, Doris, frets over a man who pursues her, who is not one of the...

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