Selected Poems - The Maker, pages 114-143 Summary & Analysis

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The Maker, pages 114-143 Summary

"Rain" likens the falling of rain to the past, bringing back the voice of the poet's father, who he feels has never been dead. "Androgué" is another poem about the past, in which Borges remembers in detail a summer house his family visited for years. "Ars Poetica" compares words and writing to the passing of time and dreams, concluding that art is a river with no end. "The Other Tiger" describes the poet's efforts to conjure a tiger in words that does justice to the real animal. The poem ends with a search for a third tiger, neither flesh and bone nor made of words, but alive in the poet's dreams. "Ariosto and the Arabs" also deals in words and dreams. Discussing the sixteenth century Italian writer, Ludovico Ariosto, the poet suggests that Ariosto's epic poem, Orlando...

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