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Beauty and Sad Steps Part I 1) First, we always want to start by considering what is literally being described in a poem. Could you please describe that for me? I feel that this poem is truly describing a woman who grows up and she is thinking about her younger years. She is really ill and is having to be on medications that are making her vessels in her face to burst and leaves marks in her cheeks. She knows she is never going to be as pretty as she once was before, and she is completely fine with that. 2) The poem is, indeed, tragic. Yet, there are places that the word choice or tone or syntax are comic and tone. What are some examples? The place that the poem changes tone to me is when it states, “ My sister just stood still for thirty seconds, amazed by what was happening, then shrugged and tossed her shaggy head as if she was throwing something out.” The reason I feel that this tone was different was because it was more uplifting and humorous. She used to care so much about her beauty and how she looks, but now she just doesn’t care anymore. The way she
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