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Traveling Through The Dark Imagery

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I chose the poem, “traveling Through the Dark, by William Stafford. Stafford describes the speaker as traveling at night. On speaker’s way, he discovers a dead female deer on the side of the road. He stops his car and takes a look at the deer, he touches the deer’s body and finds everything except the stomach area is cold. After a while he figures, there was an alive fawn in deer’s body when he was almost ready to push her away into the canyon. The speaker hesitated for a while and then after thinking knowing the fact that he cannot do anything to save the fawn, he pushed the deer to prevent accident that could cause by it.
The lines best capture the poem’s theme is ““I thought hard for all of us –my only swerving- / then pushed her over the
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