Paige DiFiore '18, Journalism major

"The Unknown Citizen"
by W.H. Auden

He was found by the Bureau of Statistics to be
One against whom there was no official complaint,
And all the reports on his conduct agree
That, in the modern sense of an old-fashioned word, he was a
For in everything he did he served the Greater Community.

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I love this poem, but I'm not sure what about this poem makes it one of my favorites. I like how mundane and list-like the poem is before striking you with a dramatic yet simple question.