Collected Poems - Pages 131-144 Summary & Analysis

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In "To the Bitter Sweet-heart: a Dream", Owen falls in love with a girl and the girl reciprocates his love. However, Owen must love the girl at the end of the poem.

In "The Sleeping Beauty", Owen is traveling abroad and discovers a house where a beautiful young woman is sleeping. Owen kisses her eyelids but leaves without waking her.

"Sonnet Autumnal" describes the first day of autumn as a day of mourning for the end of summer. Owen uses the end of summer as an analogy for the end of a love.

"Long Ages Past" discusses an idol to which ancient rulers sacrificed people. Owen believes that this idol intoxicates men and causes them to forget God.

The poem "Purple" is a description of the color. Owen writes that purple is sad but also proud when on a king and...

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