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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceHomework Help · 1 decade ago

poem help!!!?

anybody know what that means??

"No sensible career was good enough.Only a hero could deserve such love.

5 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    poem help?

    Ill share the wealth!

    No sensible career was good enough

    Only a hero could deserve such love

    simply means the crazy life

    of a poet and his wife!


  • 1 decade ago

    No sensible career was good enough. A simple job or education is not good enough. Only a hero could deserve such love. Like a hero from the military, or people that go on to persue their career to the maximum.

  • 1 decade ago

    The Average by W. H. Auden

    (born) 1907

    you have to read the whole poem to understand it.

    His peasant parents killed themselves with toil

    To let their darling leave a stingy soil

    For any of those smart professions which

    Encourage shallow breathing, and grow rich.

    The pressure of their fond ambition made

    Their shy and country-loving child afraid

    No sensible career was good enough,

    Only a hero could deserve such love.

    So here he was without maps or supplies,

    A hundred miles from any decent town;

    The desert glared into his blood-shot eyes;

    The silence roared displeasure: looking down,

    He saw the shadow of an Average Man

    Attempting the exceptional, and ran.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You would have to give more than two sentences. Were they in a poem? Then add the whole poem. Were they out of a paragraph from a book? Then add the whole paragraph. To try to interpret what you have here by itself is impossible.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Must be more to it?

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