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Analysis and comments on Diving into the Wreck by Adrienne Rich

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Comment 3 of 43, added on April 1st, 2005 at 4:12 PM.

My first impression of this poem was that it is about the poet describing a
backwards look at her marriage (the wreck). Her (ex)husband committed
suicide around the time of the writing of this poem.She speaks about the
damage done and the words that were maps, and I understand the sexual
androgney to mean that there is no man or woman in the blame, but rather
that they were both individuals in the marriage.

GPM from United States
Comment 2 of 43, added on January 13th, 2005 at 12:28 PM.

I don't think this poem is a metaphor for anything. I think it's literally
about a ship wreck. Mrs. Rich fooled you all.

K from United States
Comment 1 of 43, added on November 21st, 2004 at 3:31 PM.

I wanted to purchase this book for my girl friend twenty years ago. Also, I
loved the title 'the dream of a common language."
She bought tickets to a "HOT TUNA" concert instead. And, in her grand
parent's cottage by the lake in Maine, she said she did not love me.
So Much for the honeymoon.
BW

Bill Wheeler from United States

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Poet: Adrienne Rich
Poem: Diving into the Wreck
Added: Jan 31 2004
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