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OG_ursinejuggernaut6 karma

So this might be a question too complicated to answer here, but do you think you could describe how a poem could be a huge pop hit in its day without comparing it to e.g pop music? I'm genuinely curious because it's something I struggle with in my areas of what might generously be called 'expertise'- if the cultural phenomena are described too...aloofly.... you of course risk alienating most people, but if you draw too close parallels you risk undermining the cultural context which often is pretty essential to understanding the author and the work...

edit to say i mean 'you' as in 'one', not you as in you...I'm never sure if i effectively communicate that