The Portable Dorothy Parker - Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 9 Summary

Enough Rope is a series of short poems written by Dorothy Parker. Many of the poems fall into one of three basic categories - loss of love, despair, and death. There are many references to a love that has never been and never will be, leaving Parker alone and in despair. A good example of this theme is Hearthside, in which Parker laments the life she will never have. There are places where the author will never walk and lives that she will never experience. There are people across the world that have these experiences but they could never happen to Parker.

Death is one of Parker's favorite topics. Many poems deal with the dead, whether it is the author or another. Some examples include Braggart and Testament. In Braggart, Parker muses about how the lives of others will continue after she is...

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