Analysis of Meaning

Here I briefly discuss the most common interpretations of each of the four poems in order to give the reader at least a basic understanding of each.

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Meaning in “Infanta Marina”

We are given a strong hint toward the meaning of this poem in its title: “Infanta” (essentially a Spanish princess) “Marina” (marine, or relating to the sea). The common understanding of this poem is that it depicts a woman, this “Princess of the Sea,” who walks along the beach at twilight. Vendler proposes—and I agree—that … Continue reading Meaning in “Infanta Marina”