TITLE

"The Fool's Prayer."

AUTHOR(S)
Sill, Edward Rowland; Fleischmann, T.
PUB. DATE
June 2011
SOURCE
Fool's Prayer;2011, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Poem Analysis
DOC. TYPE
Essay
ABSTRACT
This essay provides an explication of Edward Rowland Sill's poem "The Fool's Prayer." Now considered a minor American poet, Sill crafted poems meant to inspire his readers to live their lives more thoughtfully. In "The Fool's Prayer" the speaker tells the story of a king in search of entertainment from his jester. Rather than simple fun, however, the fool's act reveals that carelessness and folly are responsible for many of life's tragedies.
ACCESSION #
67051511

 

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