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Reuben Bright

My take on this poem is much different than any I have ever read or heard.
Reuben Bright was a butcher because it was a means to support his wife and
family. He suffered and sacrificed his life for the sake of his wife
because that was what was required of him. When his wife died that burden
was removed and he could finally cleanse himself of that self-imposed duty
and start his life again for himself. He never really wanted to be a
butcher and he now has no need for the slaughterhouse.

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Poet: Edwin Arlington Robinson
Poem: Reuben Bright
Added: Feb 4 2004
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Poem of the Day: Jan 31 2013

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