Poem Analysis: After Us By Connie Wanek

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Licata "After Us" Essay In "After Us" Connie Wanek uses imagery of rain to show that the human race will either continue to grow or it will destroy itself. "After Us" is talking about the human race, either at the beginning or end of its existence. It talks about a perfect world, one that has grown and flourished, but it starts to rain. They do not know if it is the rain will stop and they will continue to live, or if the rain will go on forever therefor eventually destroying humanity. The end of the poem is saying, "And after us, the rain will cease or it will go on falling even upon itself." (Line 22-23) Detonating ‘after’ it means the end and we are no longer around. Once the human race has forever disappeared, where does that leave

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