In the poem "Facing It," why is it important that the speaker misunderstands what the woman is doing at the end of the poem?
The speaker imagines the woman is erasing names because he himself is having trouble facing the reality of the war.
The poem describes a Vietnam veteran who looks at the memorial and imagines the ends of the different men he saw die. At the end, he imagines a woman erasing names, but she is really not.
In the black mirror
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