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Explication Of Philip Levine's "I Was Born In Lucerne"
Analysis of Philip Levine's poem "I Was Born In Lucerne."
# 143425 | 1,000 words | 0 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2009 in Literature (Poetry)


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This paper is based on Philip Levine's poem, "I Was Born In Lucerne." According to the paper, the poem is about how change on modernity gets in the way of one's identity and roots. It is also about how history tells a story of one's life, and how history has multiple interpretations.

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"Philip Levine's 'I Was Born in Lucerne' is a poem about how change on modernity gets in the way of one's identity and roots. It is also about how history tells a story of one's life, and how history has multiple interpretations. The title itself, 'I Was Born in Lucerne,' makes the protagonist in the poem already have a strong identity and sense of place. This is negated in the second line, 'everyone says otherwise' (1). This establishes friction between the author or protagonist of the poem and the rest of the world, a conflict between personal history and the history of 'everyone.'The next couple lines show that these 'they' characters show..."

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