Wear Masks: A Poem's Hidden Meaning

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In the modern American poems We Wear the Mask by Paul Laurence Dunbar and Glass Ceiling by T.R Hummer, both poems has a distinctive, strong message that can baffle you if you do not read through thoroughly, the poems have hidden meaning that can confuse one. In Dunbar's poem he declares in a very elastic controversial way that we wear masks that hide our true feelings. In Hummer's poem he talks about his grandmother, which in reality is his mother and how wonderful she was he talks about her like he is happy, but yet he hides inside how hurt he feels that she passed away. These both poems show great similarities and differences.

In the poem We Wear the Mask by Paul Laurance Dunbar, says in another language how wearing a mask hides your feelings and the way people see you, the poem has a powerful message. He focuses
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He shows a twist of emotions , and lacks to show identity. In the poem he says"...True i said "my grandmother" Because if i would have said my mother ypu wouldn't believe a word of it, since a mother should be leading,.." This means that through evry harsh emotion he makes lit of the situation by hiding the pain and hurtness and replacing it with joy, yet he makes you wonder of who the identity he truly is talking about.

In the poems We Wear the Mask by Paul Laurence Dunbar and Glass Ceiling by T.R Hummer both have a significant amount of similarities and difference, although there is more similarities between them both.The similarities between both poes is that they both mask their central feelings, they express themselves but they dont want people to know how they really are inside. They wish to keep their feelings anonymous, so they always look happy. The main difference between the two is that one truly shows what they are say and mean what they say but the other poem twists what he says around as if he doesn't know what to
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