Poem Analysis: Sight By Faith Shearin

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“Sight” was written by Faith Shearin written in 2015. Faith Shearin is a talented lady that has written many poems, and books. She is currently 47 years old living with her husband and her daughter in North Carolina. The poetry that Faith Shearin tends to write about powerful subjects that many can connect to. In her poem “Sight” she talks about seeing her child for the first time after she was born. She also talks about the thought process of the newborn when it was seeing the world for the first time.

In the poem “Sight” Faith Shearin tries to represent how a newborn would feel when they experience the world for the first time by sight. This is shown in lines 19 to 23 from representing what the newborn sees for the first time. This is
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The poem is a slow tempo poem wanting the reader to take in all of the information at once. While doing this she tries to bring up past memories that maybe the reader may have relating to the poem. This is very clear in the poem “Flowers remembered their colors and trees / were frothy and the hospital was / behind us now, its brick indifference / forgotten by our car mirrors” (“Sight”, 4-8). That section helps represent the poems tone, being smooth and easy to read while being very descriptive. While showing imagery to help the reader better understand what she is trying to say in her poem. Another good representation of Faith Shearins smooth and detailed tone is this part of the poem ”No longer remember, we were seeing / one another after seasons of darkness” (“Sight” 24-25) this part of the poem shows how descriptive the writer is and how smooth and precise she is in her writing. It also shows how she likes to add detail so the reader can try to think what she was thinking while writing the poem.
Faith Shearin is an amazing author; she helps the reader understand what she is saying by being very descriptive. From her thoroughness she helps the reader better understand the information that she writes; and still leaves openness for the reader to have their own ideas about her poems and
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