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Analysis and comments on King of the River by Stanley Kunitz

Comment 1 of 1, added on December 27th, 2009 at 12:43 PM.
Existential lightening!

I am almost speechless! This poem, wherein the human experience is so
seamlessly woven into the life and image of a helpless fish in the water,
struggling toward its inexorable demise. But, oh, the triumph and beauty
bounded up in that existential helplessness, "the way of all flesh" strikes
me dumb with existential lightening!

Art Chapman from United States

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Poet: Stanley Kunitz
Poem: King of the River
Added: May 20 2005
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Poem of the Day: Dec 27 2009

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