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Hanging Fire

The most prominent device used in this poem is repetition. Lorde repeats the lines, “momma’s in the bedroom with the door closed,” at the end of each verse; this emphasizes the feelings of...

Latest answer posted February 22, 2016 7:18 pm UTC

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Hanging Fire

I think that one of the critical themes to come out of "Hanging Fire" is the idea that adolescence is a difficult period of one's life. Lorde is skilled in detailing how the life of an adolescent...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2015 11:51 am UTC

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Hanging Fire

Audre Lorde’s poem “Hanging Fire” looks at life through the eyes of a fourteen-year-old. What the young teenager sees is not a happy and secure childhood. The tone of this poem could be described...

Latest answer posted April 26, 2015 1:12 am UTC

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Hanging Fire

The poem "Hanging Fire" by Audre Lorde makes several important points about life in general and about writing. It is narrated by a fourteen-year-old adolescent girl whose mother neglects her, which...

Latest answer posted December 3, 2020 4:15 pm UTC

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Audre Lorde's poem "Hanging Fire" is about the speaker's process of growing up and struggling with the many difficulties of being a teenager without having much assistance or attention from her...

Latest answer posted January 12, 2021 11:45 am UTC

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In this poem the most prominent literary devices are the use of short, brief and succinct declarative sentences and repetition. These two devices are used with great effect to describe the kind of...

Latest answer posted January 2, 2012 2:58 pm UTC

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Hanging Fire

In “Hanging Fire,” the speaker is a 14-year-old girl who displays seemingly superficial worries as well as darker underlying anxieties; even worse, she lacks the support that she needs from her...

Latest answer posted January 24, 2021 10:36 pm UTC

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The speaker of the poem "Hanging Fire" is a fourteen-year-old girl. During the poem she seems to have the curious, inquisitive nature of a child. She wonders, for example, whether she will "live...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2021 1:52 pm UTC

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