Devil's Arithmetic Poem Analysis

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Two extremely differentiating documents of the Holocaust relay to their audience unlike tones, yet similar purposes. Both authors use specific writing tolls to share their insightful information about the Holocaust with their audience. Devil's Arithmetic, by Jane Yolen, concerns the inexplicable the inexplicable dehumanization of people in death camps. The fact that she is a Jew in real life contributes to the tone of compassion through pure demoralization. However, Peter Fischl poem, “To The Little Boy Standing With His Arms Up,” has a tone of regret, ignorance, and what it is to be a bystander, Both authors have a universal message. They want us to think, react, understand, teach, remember, learn, and respect the disheartening tragedy of the holocaust.…show more content…
Learn, Yolen encourages readers to have a deep understanding of the concept to help them wrap their heads around the inhumane event of the holocaust. As people become more and more intelligent and less ignorant, the world slowly becomes a better place. She grasps readers so that they completely understand what she is saying and how it relates to the topic. Last but least, respect. After readers read Yolen’s novel, readers learn to respect the “silent heroes” of the holocaust. (Silent heroes, the ones that stayed silent to save theirs and others lives. Not only is it the silent heroes that readers learn to respect, it’s everyone who was tortured during the event, both the dead and alive. Her tone, compassion through pure demoralization is developed from her heart. Being a Jew, the topic of the holocaust hits close to home, as it brought such atrocity to her people. The tone contributes to her piece as it vividly helps the reader understand her point of view. If differs from Fischl’s tone as his is more
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