Comparison Of Billy Collins 'Hanging Fire And' On Turning Ten

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It is wholly recurrent to blindly skim through a detailed piece of literature and be unconscious to the likeness it shares with other pieces of literature. I am surely guilty of this ignorant practice, however. As I was reading “Hanging Fire” by Audre Lorde and “On Turning Ten” by Billy Collins, I didn’t truly perceive the connection right away. The obvious was already divulged in my mind; they’re both in the points of views of children. They, however, both have a mutual theme; growing up brings uncertainty and disappointment. In the poem “Hanging Fire” Audre Lorde painted a gloomy picture of a fourteen year old facing the downsides to adolescence. Things that once were simple are now dealt with extreme difficulty. The teenager in the story
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