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Unformatted text preview: The view of the author being the one who may be on their way to commit suicide gives the poem a more realistic feel as compared to a viewpoint taken in the third person form. The figurative language presented in the poem itself is also meaningful with the use of multiple metaphors such as “my skin, Bright as a Nazi lampshade, my right foot, a paperweight.” The use of metaphors gives the poem meaning as to how the author is feeling at that very moment. The structure of the poem itself is also in a simplistic format with only a few simple words on each line. The absence of line variation also gives the poem a straightforward meaning that allows for pauses at the end of each line to let the previous line sink into the 2 readers mind. The poem has the vast meaning of a person set deeply in depression and contemplating life itself. The poem is vastly enriched in various meanings....
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- Spring '08
- English, Meaning of life, Lady Lazarus, somewhat depressing poem