What Is The Tone Of Skunk Hour

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Skunk Hour “Skunk Hour” by Robert Lowell is a poem that is about reflection of nature and the personal self. The overall tone of this poem is gloomy, glum, and grim. There is really no instance of happiness in nature like previous poems. The poem takes place in Maine. Maine is a very cold state with lots of open land and not a large population. At times Maine can be very lonely and depressed, like the speaker states. The speaker describes the top of a hill on line 26 as the “hills skull”. The word skull does not do any justice to this figure of the land. The word skull is a creepy word not usually used to describe nature. Shortly after this line the speaker states there is a graveyard on the hill as well. The eerie feeling continues
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