Float - Zeusbits Summary & Analysis

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"Zeusbits" is a seven-page long chapbook comprised of fragments or 'bits' pertaining to Zeus, the ruler of the Olympian gods, doing mundane tasks, most of which are summarized in the poem's title. No 'bit' is connected to any other 'bit,' except by their all being concerned with Zeus, and no 'bit' uses its content in a mythologically accurate fashion. Yet despite severing Zeus from his context, each 'bit' presents a unique and comprehensible narrative, expounding on the theory Carson put forth in "Cassandra Float Can" regarding flotage, and the propensity for meaning-making within the spaces between texts. The 'bits' in "Zeusbits" are as follows; each has a different speaker, which will be enumerated in the brief synopsis provided:

First comes "Zeus Pauses Amid Writing His Autobiography"; this is a poem where an unnamed speaker imagines a pause taken by Zeus while writing his...

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