Transitioning from a point of fear to serenity atwood

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transitioning from a point of fear to serenity Atwood is now in unison with her physical and emotional state. The development of the choice of words and tone indicates that Atwood is confident in the sense of purpose she has found. Within her epiphany, she learns that compassion is an impactful force on her life. To achieve this Atwood uses contrasting ideologies. While being in the dire setting of a hospital, listening to doctors murmur her condition, she makes note that, “God has been whispering all along...hardness of the heart can kill you,”. The inclusion of religion in her final state at a hospital can be seen as a cry for help. Rather than seeing negative signs earlier, Atwood has
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resulted to the last resort when it is almost too late. But, in this situation of critical condition Atwood uses the opposing ideologies to help bring light to what she needs in her life, compassion. Atwood then closes out her existential poem as an open being. Throughout the poem, the consistent use of metaphor is key. The comparison is made at the beginning of her heart in
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