Im looking for poetry dealing with conquering land/manifest destiny for a paper. I want to parallel the elitist quest to conquer land with the laymen's quest to conquer women. If anyone has suggestions, I would love the help.
J, there are some here:
Post Edited (11-12-04 00:25)
See in the Classical Poet List on this site:
'To His Mistress Going to Bed'
by John Donne
['O my America, my new found land']
Try this --
Go to www.bartleby.com
Choose the VERSE tap
Put "conquest" in the search field
I just did that and got 77 hits. Glancing at the first few hits, it seems to me that AT LEAST two of them use "conquest" as a metaphor, comparing conquest of land to conquest of a person.
So there are probably a few among the 77 that you can use.