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Icarus The poem Icarus was composed in 1924 by an American poet named Edward Field It discusses like other poems concerning Icarus about the often uncaring nature of humans Field illustrates this point by the first line of this poem It speaks of the drowning of Icarus and the suspicious feathers found surrounding his body which would lead others to believe that what occurred was more than the usual drowning It says that So the report filed and forgotten in the archives read simply Drowned but it was wrong Icarus was said to have swum to a town nearby and had begun to restart a normal life However this aspect of normality was only a sight conceived by his neighbors In hiding Icarus would day after day attempt to rebuild his wings and would eventually fail miserably The main aspect in this poem is of heroic behavior Icarus should be deemed a hero simply for his perseverance in his countless attempts to rebuild his wings and succeed in his dream of flying a gain However in the last line Icarus aspirations continue to be stifled because of his failure to rebuild his wings and he is forced to lead a life of normality in the eyes of his town Icarus shows how suburban America can alter a persons view on their talents Icarus was brilliant and could have achieve many goal yet because he was scared of what America of that time would think It makes us wonder how many aspiring Icarus there are today--hiding in their basements trying to fly Landscape with the Fall of Icarus The poem Musee des Beaux Arts was written between the years of 1907-1973 by an Englishman named WH Auden Auden attended Oxford University and proceeded to write many other compositions of poetry along with some opera and dramas After completing his studies Auden than moved to
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