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Analysis and comments on A Fable by Richard Wilbur

Comment 2 of 2, added on July 5th, 2011 at 5:52 AM.
English Literature

The poem looks outwardly simple but it calls for deep meaning and
explanation, displaying ones strength can lead to destruction is well seen
in this simple looking poem. Though the snake is cited here as an example,
it holds good for one and all. The saying pride comes before fall, is so
much the message. The snake assuming its security and safety forgot totally
its vulnerability. so the fate was quiet inevitable. Even a rubber band if
given more tightness may break

Dr.M.Prema from India
Comment 1 of 2, added on July 5th, 2011 at 5:52 AM.
English Literature

The poem looks outwardly simple but it calls for deep meaning and
explanation, displaying ones strength can lead to destruction is well seen
in this simple looking poem. Though thesnake is cited here as an example,
it holds good for one and all. The saying pride comes before fall, is so
much the message. The snake assuming its security and safety forgot totally
its vulnerability. so the fate was quiet inevitable. Even a rubber band if
given more tightness may break

Dr.M.Prema from India

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Poet: Richard Wilbur
Poem: A Fable
Added: Apr 28 2005
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