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I Lost My Talk

posted Jan 18, 2011 16:09:17 by ilovekatelynn
In the poem I Lost My Talk, the "I" character is a girl that was from another nationality. She is very upset with the "you" character, which I believe to be the teacher. When she was a little girl she went to Shubenacadie School, where the teachers made her change the way she talked because they did not understand it. This upset the girl because the teachers did not give her a chance to be herself. Line 6-8, she says, “I speak like you/ I think like you/ I create like you.” Even though the girl did not agree with how the teachers treated her she did what they wanted anyway. The last line of the poem she says, "Let me find my talk/ so I can teach you about me. This line shows her frustration with the teachers because all she wanted was to be able to help everyone else understand her culture and language but, because she went though school being someone else she never had that chance.
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