The Affliction of Margaret
- This poem is about a woman is despair. Her son has left home and not kept in touch, she hasn't heard from him in seven years.
- She doesn't mention a father and even states that she has no earthly friend.
- Many personal pronouns are used, which could suggest that she is thinking more about herself than her son.
- The poet uses plain everyday language slightly archaic, to show that she is a plain every day simple woman, which suggests that this could happen to anyone - we are…
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