Intertextuality: 'It is Dangerous...'

IB English A Literature: Intertextuality: 'It is Dangerous...'

The title of this poem, It is Dangerous to Read Newspapers, suggests the power and influence of texts in our lives, and on one level the poem is about how no one, perhaps least of all writers, can live and act in isolation, free of connections to others in the world, no matter how far away they may seem. This interconnectedness is a concern we see elsewhere in Atwood"s poetry: in her poem, Three Desk Objects, for example,...


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