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Analysis and comments on The Beautiful Changes by Richard Wilbur

Comment 8 of 8, added on June 13th, 2013 at 7:44 PM.
Wonderful Site You Have Here!

I used to read a great deal of books but now I surf the internet looking
for really good blogs like this one to read. this was a good read thanks!

Vedlinejada from Algeria
Comment 7 of 8, added on May 19th, 2010 at 9:08 PM.
Lucernes

is "fabulous blue Lucernes" a reference to the Lake of Lucerne in
Switzerland?


steve from United States
Comment 6 of 8, added on May 19th, 2010 at 9:03 PM.
love

hum. i thought it was obviously a poem about love. "Your hands hold roses
always in a way...". He's saying that her beauty, like the beauty of
nature, put his mind "in wonder" etc.. but what do i know.....

steve from United States
Comment 5 of 8, added on January 30th, 2010 at 5:43 PM.
the beautiful changes

the beautiful changes refers to the chances we are given to appreciate any
beauty according to our individual imaginations. In the first stanza the
beauty of the fall meadow is changed as the poet imagines it as a lake with
lilies floating on it. This is the "second finding" he refers to in the
final stanza.

Rosemary Lewis from Canada
Comment 4 of 8, added on April 9th, 2008 at 11:14 AM.

Maybe it's about how "the beautiful" as a noun changes.

Tom from United States
Comment 3 of 8, added on April 25th, 2006 at 11:54 PM.

I think that Wilbur is trying to say that changes are beautiful because the
way he describes all the changes nature makes and how they are beautiful
changes. I honestly don't see how he could be saying our defintion of
beauty changes but maybe thats just blindness on my part?

Kai from United Kingdom
Comment 2 of 8, added on June 5th, 2005 at 8:14 AM.

i have to teach this poem to my english class with other wilbur peoms. i
was wondering if you could help with some discussion questions for it.

anna from United States
Comment 1 of 8, added on May 2nd, 2005 at 6:00 PM.

This poem contains an abiguity around the word "beautiful" that can be
taken as the changes one sees are beautiful, or that one's definition of
"beautiful" itself changes. I personally like the second meaning, but it's
not my poem! Don't try to look too deep into the poem because the meaning
is fairly apparent after a few readings. I had to analyze and write an
essay on this poem for my English class, so if you have any questions, I
might be able to help.

Kim from United States

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Poet: Richard Wilbur
Poem: The Beautiful Changes
Volume: The Beautiful Changes
Year: 1947
Added: May 22 2003
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