In the Heart of the Heart of the Country - Pages 195 – 206 Summary & Analysis

Gass, William H.
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The narrator states that everything he sees through the windows of his house has the air of death. He engages in a poetic linguistic mode in order to contrast and juxtapose death—which is defined by a lack or absence—with the stillness or readiness that defines often defines nature of life. The narrator implies that his feelings of absence, lacking, and death are caused by a lack of love in his life. He addresses an unnamed woman and implies that he longs to be with her and engage in physical intimacy with her. He connects the feeling of death with the idea that his house, his poetry, and his sense of internal love all exist in a state of unfulfillment. For a third time, the narrator addresses the idea of politics, saying that “sports, politics, and religion are the three passions of the...

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