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Jacklight

I would agree with the comments of other editors who suggest that this poem could be viewed as an allegory between indigenous peoples and early pioneer settlers. #2 is correct in stressing the...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2011 8:35 pm UTC

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The theme of this poem is one of exploitation in the relationship between men and women and also between white settlers and Indians. The initial note before the poem begins states that the word in...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2013 5:19 am UTC

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The tone of this poem is one of deep sadness and grief, but also one of challenge. This is a tone that is created through the reflection on the way that male/female and white/indigenous people...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2013 5:25 am UTC

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Juxtaposition is used often in Louise Erdrich's poem "Jacklight." One very useful web site defines juxtaposition as follows: The arrangement of two or more ideas, characters,...

Latest answer posted August 28, 2011 6:23 am UTC

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In her poem "Jacklight," Louise Erdrich uses a number of different literary devices to help contribute to the poem's meanings and effectiveness, including the following: an epigraph, as in the...

Latest answer posted August 28, 2011 5:58 am UTC

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Louise Erdrich's poem titled "Jacklight" describes how forest animals (perhaps deer) are lured toward a bright light held by hunters -- a kind of light that is typically illegal to use in hunting...

Latest answer posted August 28, 2011 2:25 pm UTC

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