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The poem Hard Work written by Stephen Dunn reflects on the problem of hard work and personal feelings The author argues the purpose of hard work and shows the tiny fragile borders that limit social responsibility and obligation and give the way to individual prerogatives - love wishes and desires The poem Hard Work is characterized with a deep introspection of the protagonist The whole mood of the poem is philosophically calm though somewhat sad and pessimistic At the end of the poem the author draws to the conclusion that people have not yet realized the destroying power of hard work of boredom and still the majority can not resist it The values which can be lost in the fight machine versus personality are - human soul creative mind and personal feelings Still does the hard work of boredom and that person cant escape goes there each morning and comes home each night and probably has no opportunity to say who he is The poem Hard Work is written with elaborate free verse sentences The structure of the poem much resembles a kind of a short narration The language of the poem is easy to read it is not overwhelmed with literary devices which to some extend hide the content and complicate the process of understanding However the language of the poem is decorated with some symbols irony metonymies epithets big mechanical eye stands for artificial intellect and more generally symbolizes a destructing power of routine work righteous hurt - sneers at the social duties men fulfil for centuries which demands food and solicitation as rewards but at the same time makes man separate lost The epithets used by Stephen Dunn are particular in the frames of the issue of sex beautiful - which refers to womanhood represented in the poem by Barbara Winokur and hesitant concerning mens social roles their decision to destroy stereotypes and prejudices worked out by generations The poem explores the
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