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Theme | Introduction to Poetry | English Language eBook

Theme

Having read the poem what are some of the main ideas behind this poem?

Well let’s see if we can list them:

  1. The majesty of the Eagle. It’s a proud graceful bird that is equal in stature to us human beings.

  2. The loneliness of the Eagle. It leads a solitary, lonely life.

  3. Nature. How the eagle exists in harmony with Nature.

Each poem has a main idea or theme behind it. It is up to you to unlock what is the main idea intended by the poet. So these are the main features of understanding and analyzing a poem.

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