Analyzing The Poem 'To This Day'

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The slam poem To This Day by Shane Koyczan talks about how the saying “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” is not true and words can actually hurt more than broken bones. In one of the shots, there is a clenched fist rising from a burning fire. I believe this symbolizes how one can break through the insults and become victorious against insults. In the shot, there’s burning fire on the foreground, and fire could symbolize destruction, and sometimes even the pit of hell. However, coming out of the fire is a raised, clenched fist. This symbolizes victory and defense. And behind the fist is a white background, and white represents purity and goodness. All of this put together says that through all the destruction,
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