Poem Analysis: The Girl

The Girl The poem that I will analyze is from Sharon Olds, The Girl. This poem Is quite graphic but It describes a life lesson that two girls had to endure. This poem describes a graphic preplanned rape event. The girls were 12 years old, It seems that they were at the wrong place and living a wild life, and getting Involved with the erroneous people. They partied with their supposed best friend, this is what I am getting from the poem, they were being chased and after being caught they were raped. During trial they were asked to state what had happened to them.

They exclaimed who their rapist were. After they went through that, the author goes along in explaining how one of the girls’ lives had changed. The fact that she no longer went to parties that smoked and did wild things. The girl was considered a good girl, a girl that thanked God, and a girl that had cheerleaders in her life. This had to take place in the woods or around the country. It seems like there was people around but in that area it was empty of people, further along there was a train track, and there was a railway brakemen, which means that this must have been round the sass’s.

This was also in the night times, and since It was the older days there wasn’t many buildings and recreation. It must have been around the southeastern area. The author is really well at placing good imagery, the brakemen (38) is a great example because it gives us a bit of detail where and around what time period this must have taken place. Another example of the imagery described in this poem is the rape scene, which is described in line 10-25. I don’t want to go into much detail with he rape scene but it was so descriptive a person who imagine the details in their mind.

The words that were used were used to describe the location and how the location looked. For example as the girls were caught they were in a “small clearing” and in the clearing there was “random bracken”, which Is something that you would see In a field that had plants. But it was a random plant and there was mattresses, It explains how the rape was planned (2-5). When she wakes up from the trauma she had endured, she wakes up to a smell and the smell Is described to smell Like Iron 30) it makes me think that she smelled like blood because she was a virgin.

It is known that blood smells like iron, but it also makes me relate it to the fact that there is a train track around. In this paper, I have analyzed this poem and described what stood out, and I have supported my thoughts with valid evidence. Poem Analysis: The Girl By Bovine-Vega The poem that I will analyze is from Sharon Olds, The Girl. This poem is quite graphic but it describes a life lesson that two girls had to endure. This poem describes a graphic preplanned rape event.

The girls were 12 years old, it seems that they were at the wrong place and living a wild life, and getting involved with the around the sass’s. This was also in the night times, and since it was the older days there wasn’t many buildings and recreation. It must have been around the and in the clearing there was “random bracken”, which is something that you would see in a field that had plants.