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Guilt-Ridden

I am John Proctor

I committed my sin

Tried and sentenced

From my prison within

I am Oedipus

I wish not to see

The havoc I have reeked

Who is truly, TRULY “me”?

I am Brutus

I betrayed my friend.

Hath Caesar forgiven?

Then my guilt shall end.



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SMWells said...
Nov. 1, 2010 at 8:15 am
I don't get it. It's almost like there is a line mising. The line that should give the poem meaning. Instead it is like a string of thoughts, who never led to anything.
 
singingdetective replied...
Nov. 2, 2010 at 3:07 pm
If you understood the allusions, maybe you would understand the meaning... that is the whole key to understanding the poem. Try looking up the literary allusions in here
 
singingdetective replied...
Nov. 2, 2010 at 3:08 pm
but i do thank you for the constructive criticism. :) please, if you have any more advice on my other pieces, feel free to do so!
 
singingdetective replied...
Nov. 2, 2010 at 3:13 pm
and, also... I'm beginning to see what you mean now, even if you DID know the allusions.... Hmmm. Ok. :) Thank you!
 
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