Facing It Questions and Answers

Facing It

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...

Latest answer posted May 29, 2013 12:49 am UTC

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Facing It

In Yusef Komunyakaa's poem “Facing It," a quality the narrator demonstrates is, hauntingly, traumatization due to his experience in the Vietnam War. As he stands in front of the Vietnam Veterans...

Latest answer posted February 12, 2016 9:16 pm UTC

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