Jason Mull 3-09-09 Français Commentary on “Familiale” Jacques Prévert’s poem “Familiale” matter-of-factly describes the simple, everyday life of a family through the use of short, emphatic, sentences. Each member of the family is reduced to a single occupation, or craft. The mother knits (“fait du tricot”), the father does business (“fait des affaires”) and the son goes to war (“la guerre”). Each member thinks that their respective craft is completely natural, except for the son, who is said to think nothing (“ne trouve rein”). The son then dies, but the war continues, and his parents continue with their respective crafts. By the end of the poem, the author
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