This poem has all the grandeur associated with an epic, but it twists it for comedic purposes. It stands as both a mock-epic and a quirky character study!
John Donne’s metaphysical poetry was the inspiration for this complex poem. She is attempting to unify the incongruity between science and religion with her own interpretation of reality.
The following is a twist on an epic. It is a lyrical exploration of a Hero’s Journey. The individual is not some Herculean hero from an epic of old. The subject of the poem is a young man with a difficult relationship with his current reality. He undergoes a quest of sorts to find the answers that are missing in his personal situation.
For someone that pays close attention to detail and overanalyzes, it is evident that they bring this into the relationship. However, although sometimes useful, this trait is destructive for the two of them. The speaker feels interrogated for things that should not even need an explanation. The “interrogator” is trying to gain control but in doing so they let their worries and insecurities ruin their sense of rationality.