Analysis of The Hidden Treasure
Behold the parable of life:
Vanity, vanity, vanity!
All of life is but a dream:
A dream of hidden treasures.
And the dream, alas, must die…
As all dreams surely die…
At the rising of the Sun…
At the rising of the Self…
The hidden Self within.
Store therefore your treasure…
Your hidden treasure in heaven…
Your treasure buried within.
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|Closest metre||Iambic tetrameter|
|Stanza Lengths||6, 6|
|Letters per line (avg)||22|
|Words per line (avg)||5|
|Letters per stanza (avg)||130|
|Words per stanza (avg)||30|
About this poem
This poem deals with the eternal search of humanity to find and experience one’s hidden potentialities hidden within the psyche. It is, as Swiss psychiatrist Car Jung suggests, the eternal quest to become individuated; or, in the language of theology, to become a “new man.”
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