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"The Wind Our Enemy": An Appreciation

Summary: Anne Marriott's "The Wind Our Enemy" is a documentary, lyrical narrative poem about the 1930s on the Canadian plains, which was a time of despair. The following appreciation of this poem includes a look at the vivid description, literary devices, figures of speech, rhyme scheme, thought developement, and theme of the poem, and considers why it is a lyrical narrative poem.
The 1930's or `Dirty Thirties' were a time of despair in Canadian history. The land was dry and the wind was fierce. There wasn't money in the banks or in the pockets of the people. The poem "The Wind Our Enemy" is a documentary poem about this time. The author Anne Marriott visited her aunt who lived in Southern Saskatchewan, and was inspired to write by the depression. In 1913 she was born in Victoria. She took schooling in various private schools, for her family moved quite often. Marriot has many accomplishments such as founding the `Contemporary Verse' magazine, publishing eight poems and raising three children. In 1941 she won the Governor General's Award.

"The Wind Our Enemy" is considered a lyrical narrative poem. A lyrical poem implies a form of musical utterance in words governed by overmastering emotion and set free by a powerfully concordant...

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