Wendy Videlock's A Relevance

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“Short and sweet” is a fitting description of Wendy Videlock’s poem “A Relevance.” Her poem is short in that it is only eight words long, and sweet in that those eight words contain a theme that is both very deep yet surprisingly simple, something very hard to express in an essay, let alone eight words, but Videlock pulled it off magnificently. Her theme is that everything in life has a purpose, and although that purpose might at times seem inconsequential, it is of great value to all. The poem’s structure was also very thought through, both in word choice and in structure. The poet shows an worm’s supposed unimportance with the use of the words “teeny” and “tiny”, both which mean “very small”. By skipping a line and then continuing, which
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