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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    The poem Enterprise by John Gillespie Magee, Jr. is about a young boy who dreams of going to space, but ends up dying. It symbolizes the different stages of a man's life, featuring a young boy, a space experimenter, and finally a man dying.

    The poem Enterprise by John Gillespie Magee, Jr. is about a young boy who dreams of going to space, but ends up dying. It symbolizes the different stages of a man’s life, featuring a young boy, a space experimenter, and finally a man dying.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    There are mainly two themes in the poem Night of the Scorpion. Superstition The poem reveals the superstitions that prevail in the Indian Society. A large number of people gather at poet’s house after coming to know that his mother is bitten by a scorpion. However, rather than taking her to hospitalRead more

    There are mainly two themes in the poem Night of the Scorpion.

    • Superstition

    The poem reveals the superstitions that prevail in the Indian Society. A large number of people gather at poet’s house after coming to know that his mother is bitten by a scorpion.

    However, rather than taking her to hospital or curing her, they begin giving their own assumptions. Some of them say that her sins will be forgiven. Some other say that she will not suffer in after rebirth. Some other begin praying for her well-being after her death.

    • Motherhood

    The poem also highlights the motherly love of poet’s mother. She is bitten by the scorpion and spends 24 hours in quite unbearable pain. However after recovering, she does not blame the scorpion and rather says thank God the scorpion picked on me and spared my children.

    Read summary of Night of the Scorpion here.

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  1. The phrase "Myths of Light" is used for woman in the poem. The poet says that the women are full of mysteries which an impatient person cannot find. However, the lover who is patient and waits for the woman to respond is only the one who can explore her physical as well as spiritual beauty. The spirRead more

    The phrase “Myths of Light” is used for woman in the poem. The poet says that the women are full of mysteries which an impatient person cannot find. However, the lover who is patient and waits for the woman to respond is only the one who can explore her physical as well as spiritual beauty.

    The spiritual beauty of the woman lies in her mysteries which cannot be solved but can be enjoyed by the lover who tries to explore them.

    Read summary of Poet, Lover, Birdwatcher by Nissim Ezekiel.

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  1. The Professor by Nissim Ezekiel is a satirical poem which throws light on the nature typical Indian Professor. The professor in the the poem is very talkative. He keeps praising himself and also reveals his orthodoxy. The message of the poem The Professor probably to Indians is that we should educatRead more

    The Professor by Nissim Ezekiel is a satirical poem which throws light on the nature typical Indian Professor. The professor in the the poem is very talkative. He keeps praising himself and also reveals his orthodoxy.

    The message of the poem The Professor probably to Indians is that we should educate ourselves, talk less and give up the traditional thoughts particularly relating the gender bias.

    Read the summary of this poem here.

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