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The Convergence of the Twain Summary & Analysis
by Thomas Hardy

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"The Convergence of the Twain," subtitled, "Lines on the loss of the Titanic," was written by English poet Thomas Hardy for the Titanic Disaster Fund. The Titanic, a luxurious ship believed to be unsinkable, infamously collided with an iceberg and sank on April 15, 1912, killing over 1,500 people. Hardy's poem is a chilling meditation on human vanity and powerlessness before the indifferent, destructive powers of nature.

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