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The Analysis of the Poem, "O Tell Me the Truth About Love" from the Point of Domestication Method

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THE ANALYSIS OF THE POEM, “O TELL ME THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE” FROM THE POINT OF DOMESTICATION METHOD

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  “O Tell Me The Truth About Love” is a poem written by Wystan Hugh Auden. Wystan Hugh Auden was born in England in 1907 and was educated at Christ's Church, Oxford. When he was young, he was influenced by the poetry of Thomas Hardy and Robert Frost. Auden published his first book of verse in 1928 and his collection Poems was published in 1930. Ever since, he has been admired for his unique technical talent and an ability to write poems in nearly every imaginable verse form; the incorporation in his work of popular culture, current events, and vernacular speech; and also for the vast range of his intellect, which drew easily from an extraordinary variety of literatures, art forms, social and political theories, and scientific and technical information. He had a remarkable wit, and often mimicked the writing styles of other poets such as Dickinson, W. B. Yeats, and Henry James. His poetry frequently recounts, literally or metaphorically, a journey or quest, and his travels provided rich material for his verse.In 1939 he moved to the United States, where he met his lover, Chester Kallman, and became an American citizen. His own beliefs changed radically between his youthful career in England, when he was an ambitious follower of socialism and Freudian psychoanalysis. Later in America he started to deal with Christianity and the theology of modern Protestant theologians. Auden was a prolific writer. He was also a noted playwright, librettist, editor, and essayist. He was generally considered the greatest English poet of the twentieth century and his work has exerted a major influence on succeeding generations of poets on both sides of the Atlantic. W. H. Auden was a Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets from 1954 to 1973, and divided most of the second half of his life between in New York City and Austria. He died in Vienna in 1973.
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