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Analysis and comments on In The Naked Bed, In Plato's Cave by Delmore Schwartz

Comment 4 of 4, added on January 3rd, 2012 at 1:55 AM.
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Ab fab my godloy man.

Jacie from Azerbaijan
Comment 3 of 4, added on February 11th, 2010 at 3:46 PM.

I think it's about how even when you learn something, you're still ignorant
of something else. The Allegory of the Cave is about waking up to the fact
that we *are* ignorant, which is what the 'Plato's cave' bit of the title
references. The 'naked bed' is another cave, this one built by the speaker
of the poem of the world around him. As he wakes up, he slowly becomes
aware of the world outside. The last couple lines are about how s/he still
hasn't learned from the past, possibly because s/he goes through this every
day.

Raspberry from United States
Comment 2 of 4, added on February 6th, 2008 at 11:26 PM.

i dont think it's about the Holocaust but im not sure. after reading it, it
seemed to be about time; how it is unforgiving and keeps on going, not
stopping for anyone. it's still but always moving, things happen that
matter and things happen that don't. time is indifferent.

mary from United States
Comment 1 of 4, added on November 25th, 2005 at 1:06 PM.

I think this poem is about the inability of anyone with any feeling of
realizing the extent to which the Holocaust and other genocides have
ppervaded human history.

Shimonbentzvi from United States

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Poet: Delmore Schwartz
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