We Remember Your Childhood Well By Carol Ann Duffy

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We remember your childhood well How could the text be read and interpreted differently by two different readers? In literature, there isn’t any literary piece that is interpreted exactly identically by different readers. The interpretation usually is based on the context of in what way the reader reads the poem (literature piece). Readers usually base their interpretation of the poem depending on the message of the poem that is related to the context that they are reading the poem. This text can be easily be interpreted differently by two different readers as it includes two different voices within the poem. One is a person that doesn’t remember the past more specifically their childhood, however the other voice is one of the parents who claims that they do indeed remember her childhood quite clearly.…show more content…
The poem consists of a monologue of one of the child’s parent who is explaining to his or her child about his or her childhood as the child is asking about the past trying to remember it. It seems as if the parent is denying what the child who talks about the cruel painful past the child had to suffer through over those years. Based on the poem it seems the child has been very badly treated with parts “nobody hurt you”,”nobody sent you away”...This the main topic of the poem the parent talks in a manner as if they were desperately trying cover up something the past presumably from the child now turned
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