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  • Half-Hanged Mary
    In Half-Hanged Mary, Mary Webster is being hung for the alleged crime of being a witch. At 6am, she ominously pronounces that 'Most will have only one death/I will have two.' There are two things...

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  • Half-Hanged Mary
    The speaker, Mary, in “Half Hanged Mary,” is questioning God in the 10PM stanza of the poem. She talks to him sarcastically when she mentions that she has some time to kill from her daily...

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    The tone of this poem is certainly one of bitterness. She is bitter because they chose to label her a witch for no reason other than she lived a solitary, shabby life. She was bitter that God...

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    I would also suggest that the contrasting of the improvisation of the rope with the lengthy process of execution that would lead to axes is used by Atwood to emphasize that Mary was hanged hastily...

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