Gun Dog Poem Analysis

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In the poem “Gun Dog” the speaker recently became divorced. She is now a forty year old women living on her own. Her new neighbor feels the need to teach her how to use weapons to protect herself in case she ever encounters a risky situation. The paragraph structure of the poem; having no line break, creates a train of thought effect. The structure also helps create the tone, showing the reader the irritation she seems to feel over the lesson. Specific words help create a feel of annoyance against the weapons. As we read the poem we get a feel as if we are reading the speakers mind. She accepts the advice that is given to her but at one point, her tone seems to be as if she feels that she is old enough to protect herself and does not need
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