Selected Poems - The Limit Summary & Analysis

This Study Guide consists of approximately 34 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Selected Poems.
This section contains 740 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Selected Poems Study Guide

The Limit Summary

In "Descartes," the poet declares he is the only man on earth, but perhaps a god is deceiving him and there is neither man nor earth, so he shall go on dreaming of Descartes and the faith of his fathers. "The Two Cathedrals" is about the ambition of a poet to portray the cathedral at Chartres in verse, but now that this poet is dead, he must see that the poem and the cathedral are temporal copies of an unimagined archetype. "Beppo" is about a white cat surveying itself in a mirror, reminding the poet that we all are broken mirror-images of timeless archetypes. "On Acquiring an Encyclopedia" describes a new encyclopedia and topics in it, as the poet reflects on the mysterious love of things unaware of themselves and of us. "That Man" details activities in the life of a...

(read more from the The Limit Summary)

This section contains 740 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Selected Poems Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
Selected Poems from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook