Literary Analysis Of Ellen Bryant Ellen's Shadow Of God

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There’s not a women more important than a mom. From her you can learn lots of things or just an entire life. Ellen Bryant Voigt, a writer and a teacher, gets inspired mostly in nature, family, and music(PF). So “lesson” wasn 't an exception, it focused more in motherhood. Published in ellen’s book “shadow of heaven”. It is a narrative, but also a conversation poem. It shows a conversation between a mom and his/her son/daughter, but also some narrative, specially at the last stanza. This is a powerful poem, it brings a bittersweet feeling after you read it, probably more bitter than sweet. It first stars with a touchable feeling that it 's going to be a daily lesson from your mom, but then it turns out into a life lesson. It combines moms social life in the beginning by telling she was a teacher just ellen is and then in the second stanza her personal life by describing her cancer that caused her breast being taken away. The end is something to love because it shows all a mom or anyone can ask for and that is, support from your loved ones under any circumstances. A mom can teach many…show more content…
“ I did what I always did: not weep -- she never wept--and made my face a kindly whitewashed wall, so she could write, again, whatever she wanted there”. This last part show the three things that have been talked about. Authority, strength and compassion. Authority on the part “not weep— she never wept—“ indicating she was going to make him/her stopped. Strength, this time shown by the son/daughter by not crying while seeing his/her mom in that painful situation. Compassion on that last part “and made my face a kindly whitewashed wall, so she could write, again, whatever she wanted there”. Not showing his/her sadness so she didn 't have to feel even worse that she probably felt and pretty much making space for a new lesson by the mother, the teacher and the

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