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

Caroline Kennedy
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Making Love Summary

Wendy Cope uses a repeating phrase at the end of five of the poem's stanzas: "I think of little else but you." From this repetition the reader gets a sense of the obsessive nature of her love. In "Wild Nights—Wild Nights!" Emily Dickinson likens herself to a boat tossed furiously about in a storm and asks to seek refuge in her lover. E.E. Cummings captures the frantic furtiveness of an illicit affair in "may i feel said he." By degrees, he asks her if he can take further liberties and she consents although worried about his wife. Steve Kowit, writing in the style of Vikatanitamba, describes in "When He Pressed His Lips" being swept way by a passion so overwhelming that details of the encounter and with whom are fuzzy in the memory.

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