This poem has strong meaning in the words and sentence structure. These strong words and sentence structure help us understand the poem better because we know what the girl is feeling. For example, the girl states:"I lost my talk/ The talk you took away./ When I was a little girl/ At Shubenacadie school" (1-4). This could be interpreted in many ways but the word choice helps us understand what the little girl is talking about. I feel that the girl is talking about when she went to school the teachers made her speak a different language than she was taught at birth. When the teacher told her she could not speak her native language she felt like something was stolen from her. The sentence structure shows that all she wanted was to speak her language and for people to learn about her. The word choice in this poem also is quite descriptive so, it show us how the character is actually feeling. Many people might feel that if the word and sentence structure was not the way it was, the poem would not make any sense. The poem would not have the same meaning and people might get confused on what the author is trying to show.
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