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John Crowe Ransoms Dead Boy is a poem about the different opinions in society regarding a childs death This child while living built himself many reputations among the towns people None of the members of society felt it was there duty to help or inform this child of the path he was taken However when he dies some criticize his life and feel the need to criticize his actions in life While all the time knowing they did nothing to change his path Others feel sorry but are just as guilty for not helping a child who might have had a future Instead he is lying in a coffin dead Society is left to wonder whether his death was necessary The first paragraph of the poem discusses the feelings of his kin They feel uncomfortable with his death of foul subtraction Also there are others that do not like the childs unnecessary death These are the people who did not ever meet or see the child but realize what kind of a tragedy this death was Ransom makes a statement at the end of the first paragraph Nor some of the world of outer dark like me This is a strong statement for the simple fact that this shows how much of the town city world is affected by one childs death This next paragraph is by far the harshest The voices are that of the towns people who say this child was helpless His death was felt as the only alternative to some He was called a black cloud full of storms too hot for keeping Just as in Mother Nature the people felt that this child could not be controlled The following line however is one of the most emotional It talks of how his mother still weeps for her dead child This is a reaction of any mother who cared for her child These people have to see her weep yet
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