Posted by froggyTheFrog (188.8.131.52) on March 19, 2003 at 13:25:57:
In Reply to: a ghost of an idea? posted by pork (184.108.40.206) on March 19, 2003 at 12:59:03:
The poem just begs to be interpreted as "the loss of freedom." What am I missng here, Bart?
> > I will give you another hint: using your common sense first is just common sense.
> All right. It's about a bird whose physical form has become a taxidermic decoration.
> Or maybe not. After all, this more literal interpretation retains the motif of "freedom" vs. "structure" (contextually understood) by which I initially interpreted the poem.
> In any event, though I respect you as the author, I'll probably end up regarding my initial interpretation as a feasible alternative to the definitive one.
> I know, it's too easy for some dunce to indolently abuse the old analogy "You see a vase, I see two profiles." My initial interpretation makes psychological sense, however; it considers all the words, and its symbolization is not contrived or far-fetched. Not to me, anyway. :>
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