1. What is the general connection between the poet and speaker? 2. What are the poetic devices used in lines 1-13?
my father at one side
my mother at the other
propping me up
5 but unable to read
what I feel.
Were they born with clothes on?
Born with rules on?
When we sit at the dinner table
10 we smooth our napkins into polite folds.
How was your day dear
And how was yours dear
And how was school
Only once in a while
15 when we’re not trying so hard
when we’re not trying at all
our napkins suddenly whirl away
and we float up to the ceiling
where we sing and dance until it hurts from laughing
20 and then we float down
with our napkin parachutes
and once again spoon our soup
and pass the bread please.
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