The Triggering Town: Lectures and Essays on Poetry and Writing - Assumptions Summary & Analysis

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Assumptions Summary and Analysis

In this section Hugo writes about several assumptions he makes about each triggering town for each poem that he writes. Although the writer is often not aware of these assumptions, Hugo writes that these assumptions are often necessary for a well written poem. Hugo warns his students not to question the validity of these assumptions until the work is finished.

While reading this list of assumptions, it is interesting to note that many of Hugo's assumptions conflict with each other. Take, for instance, Hugo's assumptions about his own work in the town. In one assumption, he runs a hardware store that doesn't get much business. In another assumption Hugo runs a bar with constant business. In another he is the only person in town that works the second shift at a warehouse. Hugo also makes conflicting assumptions about the graveyards in...

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