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Connie Fife Poem Analysis

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Connie Fife is a Saskatchewan, Cree poet who writes using her unique perspective, telling of her personal experiences and upbringing. This perspective is revealed to her audience through the poems “This is not a Metaphor”, “I Have Become so Many Mountains”, and “She Who Remembers” all of which present a direct relationship to her traditional background and culture (Rosen-Garten, Goldrick-Jones 1010). To show the relationship of her experiences through her poetry, Fife uses the form of dramatic monologue, as well as modern language and literal writing to display themes about racism presenting her traditional viewpoint to her audience.
Dramatic monologue often pertains to the narrator talking to and addressing the audience (1063). Fife uses dramatic monologue form, without any particular rhyme schemes, as well as no typical line or stanza count ordinarily given for regular verse poetry. Along with not using rhyme or line count norms, Fife has a lack of grammatical use throughout her poems. There is no punctuation or capital letters …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how fife's quote describes the emotions felt by the aboriginal people in the eyes of the european settlers as they came to north america.
  • Analyzes how connie fife uses dramatic monologue, modern language, and literal writing to show the relationship of her experiences through her poems.
  • Analyzes how fife's poetry uses modern language with wording clearly understood by her audience. strong imagism is used to make the reader feel empathy towards the characters within the poem.
  • Analyzes how fife uses imagery to make it clear to the reader that these children have been through an extreme amount of turmoil. personification is also widely used throughout her poetry.

Fife’s poetry uses modern language with wording clearly understood by her audience. This approach of using simple, modern language gives the interpretation that Fife is wanting to attract a youth audience, or young adults to read her poetry. Strong imagism is a concept that is used in all three of the poems. This concept of imagism is used to make the reader feel empathy towards the characters within the poem as well as give the reader a vibrant image of what is happening to said characters. In her poem “This is not a Metaphor” it is said:
I looked closer falling into their eyes looked

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