To This Day Symbolism

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In the poem, To This Day. Shane Koyczan uses symbolism in the poem to really get the reader to relate to his point of view. An example of symbolism that he used in his writing was comparing a boy to a broken branch, “he was a broken branch grafted onto a different family tree…” (Koyczan Part 4). This quote is representing that the boy is broken and lonely. Shane also tells the reader that he was grafted onto a different family tree which means that he is not with is real family. We can interpret that he was adopted or his parents couldn't take care of him. This takes us to the rest of this quote when shane explains more about boy, “...adopted but not because his parents opted for a different destiny he was three when he became a mixed drink
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