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English Peom Summary

English Peom Summary - In some cases when the truth is too...

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Katherine Novak English P5 2/5/08 Summary of Poem for Essay Tell all the Truth but tell it slant--- Success in Cirrcuit lies Too bright for our infirm Delight The Truth's superb surprise As Lightening to the Children eased With explanation kind The Truth must dazzle gradually Or every man be blind--- This poem states that the truth is usually hard to hear like the expression “the stark truth”. Although people know that the truth is hard to hear, they still have a desire to know it because it is the curiosity of the unknown. When people hear the stark truth the majority of the time they are not prepared for what is coming.
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Unformatted text preview: In some cases when the truth is too hard to hear you should respect the other person and not tell them the whole truth if it is too hurtful. If you believe that they can hear it, you should be compassionate to their feelings and know how to give them the facts without hurting them. You should be caring, sensitive, and cautious when telling someone the stark truth. Dickenson uses alliteration of the constant sound “T” to advise people to tell the truth, yet at the same time she uses the soft “S” sound to advise you how to tell the truth in the most effective manner....
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