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Analysis and comments on Hanging Fire by Audre Lorde

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Comment 18 of 98, added on April 13th, 2008 at 7:41 PM.

I thought this poem explained a lot because it shows how this girl or
narrator is suffering through so much, and her mom or whoever is a
authority figure is not there to help them with it or explain things. As I
was reading this poem it felt that everything was jumbled because of the
lack of punctuation, but it also adds to the poem because it shows how
jumbled the narrators life or mind is.

Sheena from United States
Comment 17 of 98, added on February 13th, 2008 at 10:46 AM.

this poem i think talks about a boy whos mother isn't there for him and
that he talks about his suicide a "going to a dance " and " getting dressed
up". He is almost preparing for death and makes it so casual


zach from United States
Comment 16 of 98, added on February 7th, 2008 at 5:07 PM.

This poem is very informative and when it says and "momma's in the bedroom
with the door closed"
that means that her mom's dead and her the bedroom is her coffin and her
door is the lid.

Katie from United States
Comment 15 of 98, added on January 8th, 2008 at 1:05 PM.

I'm a very understanding person and i see where you comin from in this
poem. Seems like you didnt have anywhere to turn and you thought your life
was goin to end soon then you thought. Well i hope nobody's feeling the way
this poem is.

Everee from United States
Comment 14 of 98, added on January 8th, 2008 at 12:50 PM.

I like this poem. what im felling is that the author is feeling low and he
or she feels as if they are poor and worthless. This poem has the poetry
terms assonance and imagery in it which helped me invision the author going
through those types of problems

Antonio moore from United States
Comment 13 of 98, added on January 8th, 2008 at 12:56 PM.

good peom but i dont get y u kept sayin my mom is in the room with the door
shut like it dowkeep it up

liljj from United States
Comment 12 of 98, added on January 8th, 2008 at 7:52 PM.

I like your poem it tells alot being diffrent

Ricky
Comment 11 of 98, added on January 8th, 2008 at 12:49 PM.

This poem was okay :]

Elizabeth from United States
Comment 10 of 98, added on January 8th, 2008 at 12:49 PM.

i thought the poem was very good i liked it alot. and it explaned alot
about his life and some of the stuff he is going though and about how his
mom was always in her room and he might never get to see her

Kaitlyn from United States
Comment 9 of 98, added on January 8th, 2008 at 12:49 PM.

Then poem was okay :]

Elizabeth from United States

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Poet: Audre Lorde
Poem: Hanging Fire
Added: May 7 2003
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