Wednesday, January 13, 2010
WOMEN AT THE WALL response
"She kisses the name on its forhead, that way mothers do". This is, in my opinion, one of the most well written lines in the poem. It shows two important ideas that are seen throughout the poem; the mothers love for her boy, and the idea that her son is dead. I found it really interesting how the son is replaced by his name. The mothers actions are not for her physical son but his name, it is very creative. The poem also demonstrates how the mother longs for her son to be home and safe. To make his name come back to life and to lie in his bed once more.