W. H. Auden: Poems

In “Musee des Beaux Arts,” the line “But for him it was not an important failure” relates to the theme of the poem by

presenting Auden’s own opinion of the importance of the fall of Icarus.
pointing out the indifference to tragedy of the people not directly involved.
explaining why Bruegel included the plowman in his painting.
indicating that the fall of Icarus was not a major tragedy.

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