Selected Poems - The Self and the Other, pages 208-245 Summary & Analysis

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The Self and the Other, pages 208-245 Summary

In "To a Sword at York Minster," the poet sees in an ancient battle sword that the warrior and the man who now looks upon the sword are instant ashes, and only what is past is real. "Emanuel Swendenborg" praises the Swedish scientist and philosopher, who knew that one day in time was a mirror of eternity. "Jonathan Edwards" is about the American preacher who believed the world was an everlasting instrument of the wrath of God, who is depicted as a spider tangled in its center. "Emerson" shows the American writer reflecting that he has read and written great books but has not lived, and wishes he were someone else. "Camden, 1892" depicts a poet reading about the publication of allegorical poems by a colleague and reflecting that he himself is...

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