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Analysis and comments on Caput Mortuum by Edwin Arlington Robinson

Comment 1 of 1, added on December 15th, 2010 at 12:08 AM.
Artist Outliving His Fame

The real question in this sonnet is whether Robinson is positioning himself
as the narrator or the old poet. Probably both, as he ruminates on an
artistís fame, and how thoroughly gone it is when it goes away, and how
bittersweet it is when the poet sees his reputation die while yet he has
the power of creation in him.

Orson Scott Card from United States

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Poet: Edwin Arlington Robinson
Poem: Caput Mortuum
Added: Jun 3 2005
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