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SIgnificance of Title-Laughing

posted Jan 18, 2011 16:14:29 by tparsons93
The significance of the title, “You Laughed and Laughed and Laughed”, shows in the poem because they are constantly using the word “laughing”. The poem talks about someone always laughing at the author. It is not a good laugh by the way it sounds, it is more of a laughing to make fun of the person. Laughing is supposed to be a happy thing. I sense some sadness in the author’s voice because of the person laughing at him. Towards the end of the poem, he is saying that he laughing now, but not for the wrong reasons. Even though he has been laughed at his whole life, he says it is his turn to laugh, but he will do it in a mature way. He is laughing because life is a wonderful thing and he is embracing it. Laughing is a happy thing and releases happy hormones!
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Dekeyser15 said Jan 19, 2011 16:48:01
I agree that the title is the way it is because of all the laughing that goes on during the poem. The title also could have come from the usual last lines of every stanza. You are also right that in the beginning that the author is being laughed at for the things that she is doing. I think that it is true that the author could be sad because the person is laughing at them, but I also think that there could also be another reason. I think that the author was sad because of how the other character's laughter was destroying him. It made his heart and soul frozen. Then I think that she wasn't laughing at him to hurt him but to teach him a lesson and make him a better person.
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