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

Caroline Kennedy
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Friendship Summary

Although Caroline Kennedy observes "there are not as many poems about female friendships as one might expect," she assembles a wide range of poetry that celebrates the importance of friends - especially long-term friends with whom one has grown up.

Nikki Giovanni honors the fact that friends love each other without making love and share tears as well as laughs in "A Poem of Friendship." For her, the most important part of friendship is "what we are together." Roy Croft echoes this sentiment in "Love" by saying he loves his friend not just as a person "but for what I am when I am with you." Elizabeth Bishop entreats her friend Louise Crane to write more about what she's doing in New York City in "Letter to N.Y." The desire to know in detail about her friend's experiences is a way of...

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