She Walks in Beauty: A Woman's Journey Through Poems - Death and Grief Summary & Analysis

Caroline Kennedy
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Death and Grief Summary

Poetry helped Caroline Kennedy deal with all the losses in her life, just as it did for her mother Jacquelin Onassis Kennedy. In fact, Caroline says, she finds solace in the same poetry that comforted her mother and shares some of it in this section and "putting love away"

Sappho, the lesbian poet of ancient Greece, writes that if death were such a great thing the gods would die in "We Know This Much." The most solemn industry enacted on earth comes the morning after death, according to Emily Dickinson in "The Bustle in a House." Gathering up the broken heart and "putting love away" are parts of this grim exercise. The finality of death is captured in "Never More Will the Wind" by H.D. "Like a bird out of our hand/Like a light out of our...

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