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English, Literature, and Modern Languages

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Creative Writing | Poetry

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Castle Crumbling is an extended metaphor poem illustrating the futility of holding together temporary, earthly "sandcastles" in the face of inevitable waves of change. I use Biblical references to Matthew 7 in which Jesus talks about how the foolish man built his house upon the sand, instead of a firm rock foundation. The second stanza is intentionally arranged to give the appearance of it falling apart, just like the sandcastle in the poem.


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