A Thrilling Poem By Carolyn Forche Summary

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A thrilling poem written by Carolyn Forche excites a reader by engaging him right from the first sentence, “What you have heard is true.”. Obviously, a reader has not heard anything, yet he is eager to listen to Carolyn’s voice on the paper from the first sentence. The title chosen conveys an image of the strong and determination character, which pre-defines the poem’s gist. By drawing a parallel between herself and the Colonel, “I was in his house.”, Forche allows us to understand fundamental difference between her and the main character in the text - the Colonel. We are given just enough details to create a picture and understand what is happening in the house. Author’s syntax and diction clearly display the poem’s tone. “His son went out
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