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“Bluets” by Maggie Nelson: An Exploration of Grief and Love

Key Takeaways: “Bluets” by Maggie Nelson is a profound exploration of grief and love, combining prose and poetry to convey the author’s personal and philosophical meditations. The book’s non-chronological and non-thematic arrangement of loosely-linked propositions creates a unique reading experience and allows for a deeper understanding of the themes. <li"Nelson's affinity for the color blue […]

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An Examination of “Human Chain” by Seamus Heaney

Key Takeaway: Reflection on mortality and aging: “Human Chain” explores the themes of mortality and aging, prompting readers to contemplate the passage of time and their own mortality. Connection to nature and the environment: The collection of poems highlights the deep connection between humans and the natural world, emphasizing the importance of preserving and appreciating

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