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In "Out,Out-", does the boy get his hand completely cut off by the saw blade? Or...
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Robert Frost's grisly poem "Out, Out" tells the story of a young boy cutting fire wood who gets his hand caught in the saw, nearly severing it. He startles when his sister calls out for supper time; Frost uses personification to describe how the saw "leaped out at the boy's hand." Frost provides clues in the context of the poem to describe the action:
"He saw all was spoiled. ‘Don’t let him cut my hand off—The doctor, when he comes. Don’t let him, sister!’So. But the hand was gone already."
Posted by lentzk on July 28, 2012 at 6:35 AM (Answer #1)
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