Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies

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The poem Childhood is the Kingdom Where Nobody Dies, is written in open verse. It has no particular rhyme scheme and does not have any parameter. I was able to locate a couple of metaphors. In line 3 when she writes, "Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies" (3). Also in line 30 she writes, "To be grown up is to sit at the table with people who have died" (30). I do not feel that Edna wrote this …

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…a bit on the gloomy side. She makes it seem like the person who has experinced such an event can no longer feel any emotions. This is very evident in lines 30 through 43. I must say that this poem is very depressing to me. Although the first time I read the poem I did not find much meaning to it. After reading it a few times I began to feel what Edna must have felt, emptiness.