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In "Her Lips Are Copper Wire," the narator as persona is more intimately involved with the culture and addresses it as an agent providing love and care. Earlier values now rejected, this poem is a companion piece to "Rhobert" and "Calling Jesus," and what is important to the speaker is what he sees. He concentrates on the mechanistic attributes of his object of affection: the gleam of yellow globes of which she whispers, the instant contact with the "power-house," and the flashy billboards. Like Rhobert, he welcomes and craves the attentions of the automaton whose lips he wants pressed to his own until they become as bright and glowing as hers. The poem satirizes the adoption of the values of the mechanized, industrial world.