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What Is The Mood Of Tom Clark Then And Now

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The poem, Then and Now, by Tom Clark is believed to be about something or somebody that is in an environment where they do not belong. Going day by day inhabiting something you do not fit in. Then and Now gives off a divergent mood because the situations that could apply to this poem are endless. There is always something that doesn’t belong or a kid who stands out or the needle in the haystack. Clark uses “and” a lot to show that he was telling a story in sequence. “And then years of now/ passed, and it grew later/ and later” (4-6). Seeming as a life story, it reminds me of the seven ages of man, but Tom Clark’s definition of it is that we all live like as an experiment to something controlling us, like puppets. “And afterward/ they said
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