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What’s at stake for the speaker in each poem?

The poems “Beauty,” “lee,” and “my father” each attempt to reconcile a problematic relationship with a father figure whose ideologies (value/belief systems) conflict with the speaker’s. Paying attention to style, tone, and subject matter, analyze how each respective poet’s speaker goes about reconciling (or perhaps not reconciling) these tensions.

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I'm going to google these poems right now and try to print out copies to work from...... do you have an author or authors to link to these???

Yes, Anne Sexton and Lucille Clifton