Lunch Poems Setting & Symbolism

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New Yorkappears in Most Poems

Frank O'Hara lives in New York City, in Greenwich Village, and most of the poems in this collection take place in New York. O'Hara alternately presents the city as filthy and brutal or as lively and full of opportunity. He loves the diversity and artistic flare of New York but detests its class structure.

Detroitappears in Alma

Alma, the subject of Alma, moves to Detroit from New York to open a jewelry shop. The poet describes Detroit as a town of surprising artistic quality.

Rachmaninoffappears in On Rachaninoff's Birthday, Rhapsody

Rachmaninoff's music is a favorite of both O'Hara and his coterie of friends; it is passionate, complex, and challenging. O'Hara himself is a trained pianist and frequently plays Rachmaninoff.

Japanappears in 2 Poems from the Ohara Monogatari

O'Hara travels to Japan in 2 Poems from the Ohara Monogatari an has a wonderful time. He drinks...

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