The Reverse Side

How does Stephen Dunn use imagery in The Reverse Side?

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The reader will not find any definite clues in "The Reverse Side" about the speaker's sex, age, or the place from which he or she is speaking. But the reader who experiences "The Reverse Side" in the context of all the other poems in Different Hours, or who is acquainted with Dunn's other books, may have good reason to suspect that behind the "we" of this poem is some version of Dunn—that is, the version of Dunn that his writings present to the world. This would be a fair conclusion because Dunn has expressed thoughts and feelings similar to those in this poem in many other poems and prose essays.