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This Is a Photograph of Me

"This is a photograph of me" In this poem there is the theme of Appearance vs. Reality. Key to the understanding of this poem is the title because apparently there is no picture of a woman in it....

Latest answer posted November 15, 2014, 7:28 am (UTC)

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This Is a Photograph of Me

In her poetry Margaret Atwood juxtaposes civilization with the wilderness that "clamors" without. As a Canadian, she is well aware of the primordial conditions of the natural world; Atwood feels...

Latest answer posted November 14, 2014, 11:13 pm (UTC)

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This Is a Photograph of Me

Photographs tell us about people, places or events and are usually a fond reminder of something. This poem starts off in a predictable manner and we are drawn into the poem by its natural flow and...

Latest answer posted March 20, 2013, 5:18 am (UTC)

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This Is a Photograph of Me

There are two sections to the poem "This is a Photograph of Me." The first section describes an old photograph depicting a lake, some hills, a house, and the branch of a tree. If we only had this...

Latest answer posted January 11, 2013, 3:49 pm (UTC)

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This Is a Photograph of Me

Both of these poems reveal that establishing a sense of selhood and identity is something that is very difficult and hard to achieve. In "This is a Photograph of Me," inspite of the easy assurances...

Latest answer posted July 9, 2013, 7:01 am (UTC)

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This Is a Photograph of Me

In this poem all is not what it seems and Margaret Attwood uses everyday images and an uncomplicated style to get her message across. The supposed photograph which is the subject of this poem...

Latest answer posted March 20, 2013, 6:12 am (UTC)

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This Is a Photograph of Me

"This Is a Photograph of Me" by Margaret Atwood is a poem written in the first person in the present tense. The narrator is talking about a photograph of herself to an unnamed interlocutor. At...

Latest answer posted September 18, 2015, 7:22 am (UTC)

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This Is a Photograph of Me

"This Is a Photograph of Me", as with many of Margaret Atwood's works, is a strongly feminist poem, set in cottage country in Ontario. It is almost a snapshot version of her novel Surfacing, in...

Latest answer posted August 23, 2015, 11:53 pm (UTC)

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This Is a Photograph of Me

A seemingly uncomplicated, easy to read poem transforms itself unexpectedly into an almost philosophical poem about life or losing life and how it just fits into the whole scheme of things. Nobody...

Latest answer posted March 20, 2013, 6:43 am (UTC)

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This Is a Photograph of Me

In this poem, as in others of Margaret Atwood, there is a tension between the apparent serenity of nature and the reality that lies hidden. At first, the speaker describes the inability to...

Latest answer posted November 23, 2014, 11:19 am (UTC)

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This Is a Photograph of Me

Margaret Atwood's poem "This is a Photograph of Me" is concerned with appearances versus reality. As the poem progresses, the speaker leads the reader from what first appears as "blurred lines and...

Latest answer posted March 3, 2015, 3:42 am (UTC)

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