Why does the poet uses first person in "Kid" by Simon Armitage?

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Although he is being the narrator, he is speaking as "a part of him" rather than as the narrator himself, and how this part of him is developing wit, imagination, strenght, independence, individuality, and maturity. It is clearly the Batman/Robin conflict of the apprentice-gone-master. And, since this is all part of the central theme, it is wittier to express those feelings cathartically as a first person.

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