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Use of Myth in The Bistro Styx

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The Bistro Styx, Rita Dove

Rita Dove was born in Akron, Ohio in 1952. She served as Poet Laureate of the United States from 1993-1995 and has written several collections of poetry. “The Bistro Styx” was written in 1995.

Please follow this link to access Rita Dove’s “The Bistro Styx.”

The poem as a whole can be read as an allegory involving the myth of

A

Tantalus and Niobe.

B

Demeter and Persephone.

C

Agave and Pentheus.

D

Penelope and Telemachus.

E

Alcmene and Iphicles.