Circe's Power Themes
Little Words, Big Ideas
In "Circe's Power," we watch Circe assert her power as a sorceress in the face of losing the man she loves. She constantly reminds him of her magical power and all that she is capable of doing to h...
"Circe's Power" is a poem in which a powerful woman is devastated by lost love. Our speaker, Circe, a sorceress, feels the pang of grief when her lover, Odysseus, leaves her. We watch her battle th...
Lies and Deceit
Circe has been remembered for generations as the sorceress who turned Odysseus' men into pigs. In "Circe's Power," we see her tackle that accusation and set the record straight. She wants to tell t...
As we begin this poem, Circe is suspended in a moment of abandonment. The departure of her lover, Odysseus, has rocked her boat, and she is trying to not capsize. We know that, in Homer's epic poem...
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