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In the poem "A Song for Myself," the narrator discusses the human soul. Those who are bad men cannot escape the afterlife. In death, there is truth. If the person is a bad person in life and has a bad soul, they will be condemned in the afterlife. The narrator hopes he has a good enough soul to have a good afterlife.

In "The Shift of Gears," a man goes to garage to fix his car. He asks the mechanic what is wrong. The mechanic replies he shifts the gears too aggressively, much like steering a horse.

In "The Ballad of the Rattlesnake," black and white sharecroppers sit together. One sharecropper tells the following tale of when he visited the American South. The Apache Indians tie up a blond-haired man and torture him. The Apache chief ties a rock...

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