FINAL ESSAY - Kosta Leontarakis Professor David Floyd Craft...

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Kosta Leontarakis Professor David Floyd Craft of Language ENG 1011 12/3/06 The Product of Love Poem: After Making Love We Hear Footsteps, Galway Kinnel, p.128. I thought that this poem was very unique and fun to read. It is a very warm and positive poem that paints a heartwarming picture and also provides a comedic tone. This was by far my favorite poem in the entire book. Kinnel really captured the weird truth about being married and trying to share an intimate moment with a kid in the house. It also provides us with the true meaning of making love. I strongly believe there is a difference between having sex and making love. To help understand this poem, it is best if you break it down and analyze it piece by piece. The poem starts out with the narrator describing his son’s sleeping habits. “For I can snore like a bullhorn or play loud music or sit up talking with any reasonably sober Irishmen and Fergus will only sink sleeper into his dreamless sleep, which goes by all in one flash (Kinnell 128).” This is our indicator that his son is a very sound sleeper, capable of sleeping through basically anything. The scene continues with a strange twist. We are to expect the poem to go into this at some point because of the title, but on some level you think the poem will continue to talk about their son or go a different direction. This is when the poem really nails the humor of a situation like the one about to be described.
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Married couples, especially one’s with kids, seem to slowly lose the frequency and desire to have sex. One is not in the mood, often times they will not go to sleep at the same time, etc.
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