The Whipping, By Robert Hayden

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A story that is repeated time and time again with the only part that changes is the when and where. The abuse of a child by their parent while countless people watch from the background, not caring or too worried about themselves to not do anything. The Whipping is a poem written by Robert Hayden that tells a story with only one metaphor that is narrated by a background character that isn’t affected by the dark, violent mood most likely because he is aware of the situation between the child and their

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