Theme Of Hate Poem Analysis

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“Hate Poem” by Julie Sheehan describes how she transformed hatred to love. By looking at her pattern of thinking, it involves her own experience in the daily life that result the conflicts between her loves and hates. This poem begins with “I hate you truly. Truly I do” (1). This opening did not match the idea of a poem about hate; instead it is a poem about love. The author uses a list of her ordinary life events and moments to express that hatred feels are more about love during mundane events. The ironic tone of Julie Sheehan’s “Hate Poem” reveals that love and hate are closely related. The theme of this poem is, “The relationship between hate and love.” Through out the poem, readers may wonder what is the object or who is the person that author hates so much. People can easily recognize the hatred one as a person more than an object, because an object cannot speak or drive in the reality. While reading this poem, readers may also question if this person is a foe or not. Line 17, “You know how when I’m sleepy I nuzzle my head under your arm? Hate,” provides…show more content…
One example is, “The blue-green jewel of stock lint I’m digging from under my third toenail, left foot, hates you” (8). Imagery was created in these lines to show that hates are like lint which stock under her nail and hard to clean out. In another example, “The way I hold my pencil hates you” (4), her hates of him can be sees in every detail of her life. In this poem, imagery displays the visual images using words describing how everything links to him. In addition, “Look! Fore! I hate you” (7) creates an image of how she shouts so loud in order to let everyone to understand how she hates him. “You know how when I’m sleepy I nuzzle my head under your arm? Hate” (17) shows an image of how these two people get alone with each other. Imagery was used to provide the readers with well-detailed pictures portraying the
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