Analysis Of Cut By Taylor Gorman

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Sometimes a simple life event that occurs to most people and is not even noticed can mean so much more when put in a poem. In Taylor Gorman’s poem “Cut”, this is exactly what the author does. He takes a simple event like cutting yourself and then writes a poem and lets the reader imagine what it means or should mean. Most critics would agree that a poem that seems very simple on the outside may contain a much deeper meaning if studied in depth, as is the case with Robert Frosts, “A Road not Taken”. “’The Road not taken’ has always been extremely popular with readers and critics alike. On the surface, the poems premise is simple, but critics have examined the poem in detail and have discovered depths of meaning not apparent in casual reading.”(Lee 2) He begins with the simple cut, and what most people do afterwards, which is continue with their life and ignore it. “There is a cut in your face from shaving. You can feel it burn, but you don’t remember ever cutting yourself shaving. You have good skin, but there it is: a cut in your face from shaving. Still, you go about your day.” (Lines 1-3) However, the author after this takes it to the extreme which is the person becoming somewhat like a ghost in the end of the poem. This then gives this poem a possibility to have a much deeper meaning, such as maybe the cut means something different or just has a deeper meaning. The author’s use of…show more content…
On the other hand, “Cut” is read like a paragraph with no rhyme scheme or pattern other than the one that question marks and commas show. “There is a cut in your face from shaving. You can feel it burn, but you don’t remember ever cutting yourself shaving. You have good skin, but there it is: a cut in your face from shaving. Still, you go about your day. What else can you do?” (Lines

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