Reading Response #10 - Brian Lau English 200 D Andrew...

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Brian Lau English 200 D Andrew McNair 4/30/07 Reading Response # 10 There seems to be many ways to analyze this poem. At first, before I read the 5 lines of the poem, I thought it was possible that the author of the poem was gay. It is still a possibility. Another possible way to interpret this poem is to analyze through the eyes of a female. I learned that back then, female poets were not respected and so oftentimes, they used a man’s identity in order to get their work published. One last possible way to interpret this is to think that the author is struggling in being gay or straight. These assumptions may not be correct, but it really is what I thought I read in the poem. Besides trying to figure out who and what the author is, I felt that the poem was reflecting a lot about the history of a past war. This war apparently was the battle of independence and there was a certain battle that the poet focuses on. The Battle of Brooklyn Heights was a very bad defeat and George Washington must have been really stressed out about the many lives lost
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ENGL 200 taught by Professor Anderson,donaldl during the Spring '08 term at University of Washington.

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