The comparison is made at the beginning of her heart

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consistent use of metaphor is key. The comparison is made at the beginning of her heart in relation to, “damp wings unfurling from a gray pupa,”. In this case, using a metaphor to describe her heart as a newborn butterfly reveals the life willing to get out of her but is still struggling to fully submit. Then, another comparison is made as her televised heart appears to be a, “softcore addiction to the afternoon,”. Therefore, highlighting her peak in realizing that she is not in a programmed show but rather in full control of her life at hand. Altogether, the metaphor of developing from a heart disease to then knowing what herself has to offer translates to her connection to move away from having an opaque heart. Atwood’s poem is meant to be taken beyond the borders of her hospital setting. In using this setting and figurative language she hyperbolizes the necessity for humans to be compassionate towards one another. Where in her case, comes to the last stop of a mix of medical and religious confrontations, aims to alarm others that for humanity to continue it takes being open to one another.
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