To Orwell Today,
i completed 1984 two days back...can you please explain to me what symbolic/hidden/outwardly/uncovered references the poems used by orwell in 1984 make/made? under the spreading....and all the other poems....!
Orwell's writings contain much of historical and contemporary English culture - including its nursery rhymes and poems etc. He also includes some of his own poems in his novels. They don't have any other deep symbolic meaning, at least I haven't tried to find any. They are used as a means of bringing reality to his characters and to help paint the vivid picture of life in Oceania in "1984".
All the best,
PROLE WOMAN'S SONG and ORWELL'S CRYSTAL SPIRIT POEM and CHESTNUT TREE CAFE ROYAL
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