Talk:The Deserted House
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silliness in description of poem
I don't know who Joseph is, or what is on page 99 of him, but this description "The first four stanzas of the poem describe the emptiness of a house, while the fifth, final stanza reveals that the empty house is a metaphor for a dead body after the soul has left" is silly and inaccurate.
The clue that this is a body, not a house, is in the first stanza. Nothing in the last stanza gives away the fact that it is a body any more than any other paragraph. However, "Life and Thought have gone away" is a pretty big clue that it's about someone dead. I don't see how anyone could find the last stanza to be some big eye-opening reveal that -- GASP! -- it's about a body! If you didn't figure it out by then, you probably didn't get it in the last stanza either. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 20:03, 28 May 2014 (UTC)