The Poem Hate Poem Analysis

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The poem “Hate Poem” written by Julie Sheehan is a poem that is filled with details of the speaker’s hatred for another person. The poem itself contains personification and metaphors, all used to describe hate and the amount of hatred felt for the other. “The blue-green jewel of sock lint I’m digging/from under my third toenail, left foot, hates you” Stanza 3 lines 9 and 10. The speaker is extremely detailed, which exemplifies the speaker’s obsession with the person.
“I hate you truly. Truly I do” Stanza 1 line 1. The speaker use of the words, truly, displays irony throughout the poem. The words “Truly I do” are mostly associated with love and romance. The poet changes what is perceived into something that’s unexpected. The speaker is afraid
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