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Memoir, War Literature
The first-person speaker in "Facing It" is a veteran of the Vietnam War (1954–75), describing his thoughts and feelings during a visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.
"Facing It" uses the present tense consistently, making no tense distinction between the speaker's present observations and his memories of past war experiences.
The title "Facing It" refers literally to the act of standing and facing a stone monument. It also refers figuratively to the speaker's difficulty facing his feelings and memories of war.
This study guide for Yusef Komunyakaa's Facing It offers summary and analysis on themes, symbols, and other literary devices found in the text. Explore Course Hero's library of literature materials, including documents and Q&A pairs.