Comparing Where The Mountain Lion Lay Down With Deer

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The poems "Where the Mountain Lion Lay Down with Deer" by Leslie Marmon Silko and "Sleeping in the Forrest" by Mary Oliver are the two that I have chosen to compare. These poems are similar in theme because they are both written about nature, darkness, sleep, water, and memory. In the mountain lion poem, the narrator refers to her ancestors from the past who remember the lion 's birth and life story and how they have disappeared now (Silko 1973). In the poem "Sleeping in the Forrest" the narrator refers to how the earth remembered her by how willingly and tenderly it took her back (Oliver 1979). The poems both compare water in a way in which relates how they are struggling with who they have become in the world. There are references to the surroundings

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