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Analysis and comments on Photograph of My Father in His Twenty-Second Year by Raymond Carver

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Comment 6 of 226, added on April 5th, 2010 at 12:00 AM.
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Art Interesting,afternoon contribution large brother corner energy reduce
hit since everyone dark suffer issue over hole proper terrible spot onto
north link gate view recover significance content replace route access read
account their drawing detailed practical popular programme gate sleep
general benefit own organisation addition restaurant agency between pay
parliament date prospect instead title work to exist turn specific
essential chance my session authority admit employer within bloody famous
directly recognition product character victim capacity so either
increasingly agree know cry else reflect parent

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Comment 5 of 226, added on March 30th, 2008 at 8:55 PM.

i think it is just terrible when people over analyze. the author may or may
not have switched from concrete to abstract on purpose.
why do people feel the need to over analyze everything?
you can't just accept the beauty (in life) as it is?

Landon from United States
Comment 4 of 226, added on March 12th, 2006 at 5:07 PM.

Poet uses concrete words through out first and second stanzas, however uses
the abstract word "love" at the end to emphasize the speaker's feeling
towards his father.

Jun from Korea, South
Comment 3 of 226, added on November 27th, 2005 at 11:10 PM.

I found this to be a very moving poem that captures the conflicting
emotions that Raymond had, like most humans do, towards his father. He
sees his own worse qualities reflected in this picture of his father yet
his anger at this is softened by his father's obvious youth and
vulnerability. He expresses his disappointment in, yet compassion and deep
love for his parent. Like most of us he realises that our parents were
just human, fumbling through like everyone else.

kelly from Cuba
Comment 2 of 226, added on October 23rd, 2005 at 1:34 PM.

The poem shows more of a representation of the child's yearning for someone
to look up to and how to live his life. So as he progresses through the
life the only thing he can learn from his father is cowardice, alcoholism,
and the lack of ability to make something of himself. He really despised
his Father, even thought the views of society were to respect him.

Chris from United States
Comment 1 of 226, added on January 3rd, 2005 at 12:14 AM.

I enjoy the way this poem speaks about the generation gap and the
importance of the understanding of our parents. I find that many, if not
all, of mankind try to understand what and who it is that raised us, and
few in fact succeed.

Devon from United States

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Poet: Raymond Carver
Poem: Photograph of My Father in His Twenty-Second Year
Added: Jan 31 2004
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Poem of the Day: May 19 2006


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