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Themes in Smart and Final Iris

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"rural paradise..."   (Text of the Poem)

This phrase is meant to be both ironic and literal. If a nuclear weapon were to explode or if society were to break down, triggering an "end of the world" scenario, life would return to rural conditions where people would have to rely on themselves for food and survival. In the event of a huge disaster, a "rural paradise" would result. 

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