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Poetry can be written in first, second or third person, although the most common voices are first and second person.
In 'To The Ladies' by Lady Mary Chudleigh, your professor tells you the poem is in first person point of view. Usually, in prose, first person point of view would utilize I, me, mine, myself, ourselves, etc.
But, in this poem, Chudleigh is talking to you, the reader. The fact that she is addressing you casts her, the poet, as the 'I' figure in the first person POV, if you will.
"Then shun, oh! shun that wretched state,And all the fawning flatt’rers hate:Value your selves, and men despise,You must be proud, if you’ll be wise."
away . . . but, you're the last.
No . . . there never was a plan. But,
you've been cast
as someone to avoid, whose children
can't be trusted. Strange!
You only want to do your SHARE, and
share it. Even, change!
Thank you so much! I really appreciate it!
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