Tag Archives: Denver Broncos

Peyton Manning as Poe’s Dupin

Peyton Manning is like Edgar Allan Poe’s detective Dupin, who uses his keen mind to triumph over devious opponents.

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Seahawks: Unleashed, Endlessly Hungry

Mary Oliver’s poem about hunting hawks about sums up last night’s Super Bowl.

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Competing Heroic Narratives in Super Bowl

One Super Bowl narrative: Manning as the return of the king. Another narrative: Manning as Laius blocking the way of the next generation. Plus: Belichick-Welker in Oedipal drama.

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Zeus Predicts that Broncos Will Win

A passage in the Odyssey forecasts that Peyton Manning will win the Super Bowl.

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Mourning the Colts’ Loss

The Indianapolis Colts’ playoff loss brings to mind a childhood poem, “Noonday Sun,” about losing a colt. Peyton Manning can also be regarded as a lost colt.

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