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This sequence is designed particularly to fulfill the curricular wishes of highschool and undergraduate students learning poetry. a brief yet information-rich reference resource, every one quantity of Poetry for college students offers research of roughly 20 poems that lecturers and librarians have pointed out because the most often studied in literature classes.
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The reader is hit with these issues on a number of simultaneous fronts. To begin with, the identity and gender of the narrator in “The Boy” is murky, at best. Two different interpretations work in the poem’s favor, even though the outcomes suggest slightly different issues. It does not matter. In both cases, the narrator is struggling with his or her sense of being different from the mainstream world and trying to nail down an identity. The understood interpretation of the poem assumes a female narrator.
Objects have associations that take one elsewhere in space and time, and the movement of the poem as a whole often seems to be determined by free association, by the stream of consciousness. Thus in the title poem, “Squares and Courtyards” (which received Prairie Schooner’s Strousse Award in 1998) the poet is at first standing in the Place du Marche Sainte-Catherine, eating a baguette. ) a schoolgirl chewing on a pencil at a window. She thinks back to her own childhood, the courtyard of the house in New York where she grew up.
Catherine Dybiec Holm Holm is a freelance writer with speculative fiction and nonfiction publications. In this essay, Holm notes the rich combination of narrative usage, allusion, word play, and mechanics that Hacker uses to drive home the subject matter of this poem. Hacker, a lesbian, feminist, and Jewish poet, has no doubt experienced in her lifetime the ostracism that comes from being a minority or expressing a minority viewpoint on a number of fronts. In Hacker’s powerful and heartrending poem “The Boy,” the poet uses poetry-specific mechanics as well as narrative craft to hammer home the pain of being different and being apart from the majority.