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Unformatted text preview: Amy Sexton 2/12/09 English 216 Paper 1 William Woodsworths: We Are Seven William Woodsworths We Are Seven describes the interaction between a young girl and another speaker. The poem displays the differences between young ideals and old on death and dying. While digging deeper into the poem, the reader may notice the young girls ideals and her different approaches on life and death, as well as those of the older speaker. The reader may not immediately notice Woodsworths deeper understanding and differences of life and death within each age category. Woodsworth secretly references Christian belief in a life after death throughout the entire poem, displaying an understanding and an agreement with the younger girls ideals, starting with his depiction of the young girl, the young girls explanation of life and death, and the young girls unwavering idea of her family consisting of seven. --A Simple Child,/That lightly draws its breath,/And feels its life in every limb,/ What should it know of death? (Lines 1-4) Woodsworth immediately depicts a young girl, full of life, literally. He vividly describes the young girl as avid and lively....
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2009 for the course ENGLISH 216 taught by Professor Johnson during the Spring '08 term at Wisconsin.
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