Analysis Of David Wagoner's Poem Their Bodies

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According to ecology.com, nearly two people die each second. All these people deserve to die with respect. All too often, this doesn’t happen. David Wagoner, in his poem Their Bodies, successfully conveyed the message that everyone is different so be as nice to people in death as in life and learn from them. In the first part of Their Bodies David Wagoner describes how people are different. It apparent that he is stating differences when he said, “Maybe you’ll recollect him / By the scars of steelmill burns on the backs of his hands, / On the nape of his neck, on his arms and sinewy legs,” (Wagoner 1.2-4). This shows that he is describing differences by him saying that he worked in the steelmill. He also describes the woman by saying,

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