My Fear By Lawrence Rab Literary Devices

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The poem “My Fear” by Lawrence Raab, discusses fear and how it is seen in the perspective of the victim. The personification is when the speaker in the poem refers to fear as a man and calls it “Mr. Fear”. Raab put the personification here to emphasize the feeling a person receives when they are frightened. It’s also used to create more vivid imagery and a situation similar to real life for the reader. This in turn allows the reader to be able to read the poem more in-depth. Fear is felt as a man, who constantly follows the person everywhere they go, making the person feel unsafe and victimized. This is shown in the first line in poem, “He follows us, he keeps track.” (1). Raab describes fear as a man due to the fact that men are known to have
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