Selected Poems - The Unending Rose Summary & Analysis

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The Unending Rose Summary

In "I," the poet affirms that he is flesh, blood, and memory, but says it is even stranger that he is the man who interlaces such words in some room in a house. "The Dream" is about the poet going beyond the reach of human memory, returning with fragments, and being the other one he is without knowing it, the one who has looked resigned and smiling on the other dream, the poet's waking life. "Browning Resolves to Be a Poet" tells about the Scottish poet deciding to use ordinary words to say eternal things as he becomes many characters through time and, at some point, will be Robert Browning. "The Suicide" proclaims that the weight of the intolerable universe will die with him, he will erase the past, and bequeath nothingness to no one. "To the Nightingale" is...

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