Analysis Of Wagoner's Their Bodies

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Wagoner’s parents were kind and respectful to people all their lives. One example of this is when the author literally states in Their Bodies, “They had been kind to others all their lives and believed in being useful” (Wagoner 2.4-5). This shows that he believes they were kind to many people. This leads to Wagoner concluding his poem in the fashion, “If you’re not certain which ones are theirs, be gentle to everybody” (Wagoner 3.3-4). This means, the author, since his parents were kind during their lives, wants others to be kind and respectful to everyone. Wagoner wants others to be kind and respectful because his parents did so to him. Their Bodies also tells people to be kind and respectful even during times of war. This can be inferred
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