Mckay Fashions

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Mckay fashions his poem the intent to specifically target each individual reader regardless of who they are, to tap into their revolutionary spirit. Mckay starts the poem with signifying that he and the reader are stuck together, surrounded by their enemy, “While round us bark the mad and hungry dogs,”(3). Using careful diction, Mckay chose the word “round” to conjure up the image of the speaker and reader being comrades stuck in the same violent situation, where they are cornered forcefully by a group of aggressive, crazy people, creating a chance for them to connect and relate with each other by bonding over the feeling of struggling, versus divided on whatever stance they take on a subject. By using a second person point of view to narrate
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