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let me be me

posted Jan 19, 2011 16:55:58 by katelynnthewonderful
This poem is very powerful in a sense that the character is finally telling everyone what she wants. It’s kind of choppy but still dominant. She shows that she’s doesn’t want to be controlled by anyone anymore. She wants to be her own person, make her own decisions like when she says “let me find my talk/so I can teach you about me”. The teachers that are telling her who to be and how to think use a very strong hand to get the students to do what they want. Rita is trying to use a kind hand to show everyone that she wants to be her own person, which I think is making an even bigger statement then going about it any other way. She wants to show the teachers how great of a person she is without them and without their control. Rita showed everyone what she wanted in a great way.
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jgcabs said Jan 20, 2011 15:13:38
I completely agree with you, especially when you said, "She shows that she doesn't want to be controlled by anyone anymore. She wants to be her own person..." When I read this part of your post it gave me a different look on the poem. I didn't see the poem the same as you but now I see the poem much different. I can see a young teen, just wanting to be free from control that control being parents, teachers, etc. Everybody needs some freedom and sometimes when we are controlled it feels as if a part of us is gone. Great point Katelynn!
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ghostwriter500 said Jan 20, 2011 15:22:23
When I read this poem I never really looked at it this way, but I agree completely. I think Rita uses strong words to show that she is sick of being forced to believe what these people want her to believe, and by writing this peom she is telling the world that shes sick of it. I especially agree with katelynnthewonderful when she says "This poem is very powerful in a sense that the character is finally telling everyone what she wants." But i disagree when she says, "The teachers that are telling her who to be..." because in the poem it doesn't say who it is that's forcing her to be this way.
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