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Unformatted text preview: Test with an Echo Chamber”. She addresses those who wish to learn of her and thus she shares this common interest with the audience of wanting to reveal her true nature to those who wish to learn of it. The poem is a metaphor for her self-examination of herself, almost in an autobiographical manner. She reveals that the outside of her heart is easy to judge, her “heart as television”. Atwood progresses to examine her cross sectioned heart, a more detailed inside look of who she is. It is through the use of diction such as “translucent”, “visibly”, and “diaphanous” that reveal how transparent one can be if they choose to look within their own heart and learn about themselves. However she reveals in her final stanza that “the rest of the world, which thinks it is opaque and hard”. This is a commentary toward how the majority of society does not look past the exterior of one another, solely judging through actions such as watching television....
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This note was uploaded on 01/22/2012 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at Art Inst. Boston.
- Spring '11