The Lie Don Patterson Summary

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The poem The Lie by Don Paterson displays a lie as a young child who has been imprisoned which illustrates of how people try to forget their wrongs and lies. In the poem the narrator every day would nourish the lie which was seen as a 3 to 4 year old child. This imagery informs the reader on how a lie has to be carefully nurtured so it does not reveal itself to the outside world much the same how you have to teach a 3 to 4 year old child to make good decisions so it does not get itself hurt. The poem also metaphorically states how the child has been gagged and locked up tight in the dungeon. This helps the reader find deeper meaning on how people lock up their lies deep inside their head so they so that they can try to forget them. In this

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