February 25, 2017

Homework Help: English

Posted by Mohammad on Monday, May 21, 2012 at 7:06pm.

i not get in this poem where be 3 epithets? and i not get what be the irony in end, his parents not realize they forcing him to live dream he not want?

Warren pryor

When every pencil meant a sacrifice
his parents boarded him at school in town,
slaving to free him from the stony fields,
the meagre acreage that bore them down.
They blushed with pride when, at his graduation,
they watched him picking up the slender scroll,
his passport from the years of brutal toil
and lonely patience in a barren hole.
When he went in the Bank their cups ran over.
They marvelled how he wore a milkwhite
work days and jeans on Sundays. He was saved
from their thistlestrewn
farm and its red dirt.
And he said nothing. Hard and serious
like a young bear inside his teller’s cage,
his axehewn
hands upon the paper bills
aching with empty strength and throttled rage.

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