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What Is The Meaning Of Where There's A Wall

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I am truly intrigued by your interpretations of “Where there’s a Wall”. Although I agree with most of your analysis, I would like to outline some of my personal impressions on the poem.
First, I strongly agree with you that the “wall” could be interpreted using both imagery and symbolism. Like you described, I could immediately visualize an insurmountable barricade, representing captivity and restriction. However, I believe that the “wall” could also symbolize separation. This could relate to Kogawa’s experience of segregation from her culture in the concentration camp.
Moreover, you explained that imagery was used in “way”, “gate”, “ladder” and “door” of the first stanza to portray images of the escape routes. Rather, I believe that the poet
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