Saturday, July 17, 2010

The Vantage Point

The persona in "The Vantage Point" has not outgrown the desire, often associated with childhood, of having a secret spot: a place of his own. The poem's first line, "If tired of tree's I seek again mankind," is evocative, as the "again" leaves the reader wondering what came before.

Most of us, I bet, would not consider a grassy slope overlooking the places "of men" a place to go when one sought out humans. That the speaker does think so... well, that gives a sense of character, doesn't it?

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