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Unformatted text preview: emphasizes his point in two lines, Know therefore that the sword is a cursed thing which the wise man uses only if he must. Po is trying to convey that war is meaningless if it can be prevented, and he is weary of having his people die for no sensible reason. The last poem is Rosario Castellanos', Chess. Castellanos uses this poem to describe the irony of her relationship with another person, and how they both play each other in chess. In the poem, she says they play chess to add one more tie to the many that already bound us. This line shows the reader she is close to this person, and wants to continue to become closer. However, at the end of the poem she states that they also play the game to annihilate the other forever. This is when the poem becomes ironic, because they love each other, but yet want to annihilate each other in a sense....
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This document was uploaded on 10/29/2011 for the course ENG 205 at Jackson State.
- Fall '10
- World Literature