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The Last Leaf

In his poem “The Last Leaf,” Oliver Wendell Holmes presents a speaker who is a young person who observes an elderly man walking around. The speaker’s gender is not stated, but it is probable that...

Latest answer posted August 10, 2021, 5:28 am (UTC)

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The Last Leaf

This poem gradually leads up to themes of self-sacrifice and hope, which it reveals in the last stanza in a rather roundabout and unexpected way. Before it gets there, the speaker tells us all...

Latest answer posted August 27, 2019, 7:52 pm (UTC)

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