American Primitive: Poems Summary
Mary Oliver

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American Primitive: Poems Summary

Narrator, appears in Entire Collection

The narrator in this collection of poem is the person who speaks throughout, Mary Oliver. The poems are written in first person, and the narrator appears in every poem to a lesser or greater extent. In "August", the narrator spends all day eating blackberries, and her body accepts itself for what it is. In "The Kitten", the narrator takes the stillborn kitten from its mother's bed and buries it...

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