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Unformatted text preview: Williams 1 Darryl Williams Dr. Kathi Griffin ENG 205-09 17 September 2010 Critical Analysis of Two Poems The first poem is entitled “Two Bodies,” and it is written by a Mexican poet named, Octavio Paz. The purpose of this poem is mostly to entertain those who are infatuated with the idea of being in love with someone else. Paz's secondary purpose is to convince those who do not value romance to see how beautiful of a thing love is. This is why the overall tone of the piece is that of romance. Paz divides his poem into five metaphorical stanzas. Each stanza is a different metaphor describing “two bodies.” The phrase “two bodies” is the topic of the literature, and is a symbol for love and romance. He writes it this way because of course one can love one's self, and a group of people can love each other, but when two people have love for each other it is more romantic in a sense. That is why there is a constant repetition of the phrase “two bodies.” Paz also places all his metaphors in a night time setting. He does repetition of the phrase “two bodies....
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