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The poem Childhood is the Kingdom Where Nobody Dies is written in open verse It has no particular rhyme scheme and does not have any parameter I was able to locate a couple of metaphors In line 3 when she writes Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies 3 Also in line 30 she writes To be grown up is to sit at the table with people who have died 30 I do not feel that Edna wrote this poem with much thought of rhyme schemes and iambicpentameter Rather I think she wrote this poem out of a deep feeling she had inside her Sometimes feelings can loose there meaning if you don not express them just the way they feel I believe that is the case in this poem This is a case where Edna just wanted to express a feeling excactly the way it felt inside of her To me this poem comes across as a depressing relalization of no no longer having the innocents the being a child provides I think Edna must have experinced a tragic loss of someone in her life who meant a great deal to her I also think that she wishes she had spent more time with this person or at least enjoyed the time they spent together more The first and second lines of this poem are very true Childhood is not from birth to a certain age and at a certain age the child is grown and puts away childish things 12 I think what Edna is trying to express is that when you reach a particular age you dont just start being an adult Being an adult is not something you just wake up one day an decide to be In the third and fourth lines she writes Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies Nobody that matters that is 3 4 I feel she is stating
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