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Blessing the Boats - From The Terrible Stories (1996), "what did she know, when did she know it" Summary & Analysis

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From The Terrible Stories (1996), "what did she know, when did she know it" Summary

This poem gives a series of images of a child experiencing sexual abuse. She hears a soft "tap" coming into her room. She feels cold as the sheet is pulled off her and she feels the abuser's fingers going into her. She feels the wall cold against her as she pulls hard away from the abuser. She feels cold air, "cold edges." This little girl does not smile and no one asks why. She says that mothers know everything, so her mother must know what happens. She asks what her mom really knows and when she knows it.

From The Terrible Stories (1996), "what did she know, when did she know it" Analysis

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