This poem is clear and direct. The simple ness if this poem left me confused at first. In the entire poem only the words “I” and “Forgive” are capitalized. The author maybe chose to capitalize “I” because he was trying to give importance to the fact that he did it, like taking responsibility for his actions. “Forgive” maybe was capitalized because he was trying to give importance to the word as well, almost like if it was the theme of the poem. Another reason that the author capitalized these words could be that he was trying to give out a message of forgiveness: “I Forgive.” The word “I” is in the first stanza and the word “Forgive” is in the last.
The speaker seems to know that what he/she did is not a deadly sin, therefore he/she is apologi...
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