She Walks in Beauty: A Woman's Journey Through Poems - Falling in Love Summary & Analysis

Caroline Kennedy
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Falling in Love Summary

As a collection of poetry by different writers, the book is organized into sections according to theme instead of chapters. Each section is introduced with a prose narrative by the editor, Caroline Kennedy, who sets the tone for the reader and explains why the individual poems have been selected. Kennedy introduces this section with the observation, "Falling in love is a series of moments in which the ordinary becomes extraordinary."

"A Very Valentine" by Gertrude Stein is a brief series of sentences linked by repetitive rhymes of mine, fine, and Valentine. Vintage Stein, the poem seems to capture the giddy sense of lightness that accompanies love. In "Song," the English poet John Keats appeals to his love to stop putting on airs and "cut the sweet apple" of love so they can both taste it. This verse is a...

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