The Lost Baby Poem

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The Lost Baby Poem In Lucille Clifton’s, “The Lost Baby Poem,” the poet displays a young mother who is full of regret and guilt for her child in which she had lost to death. There are many technical devices that express the poet’s intentions and how it all fits together within this poem. First, I will be discussing what this poem is trying to convey also the denotations and connotations within this poem. …

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…emphasis of the pause. I chose this poem because it deals with the issues of abortion, which is still a great controversy today. I found it to be a gruesome example of how one deals with the guilt and regret. It seems to me that in the end of this poem, even though the poet is making promises to her unborn child, she still will never forget and forgive herself for what she had done.