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There subsists a double standard between female and males during this moment of change. Poetic devices like metaphor and imagery are present in the stanzas of this poem and the speaker uses the first person, ‘my’ and ‘I’. Although the speaker is a girl and reaching the age of transforming to womanhood, she is not willing to go through the transition practice. Analysis In this poem, there is personal identity whereby the speaker is trying to reveal openly in the poem’s content. For instance when taking the first person as an opening description tone, “My dolls have been put away like --------“ (Ortiz, 1991).This is as per her mother’s thinking. The poem also shows a symbolic poetic device since the speaker speaks about the transition from girlhood to womanhood. The speaker will preserve her dolls for her children after getting married and bearing children. The speaker used some more poetic devices such as metaphor and imagery. These devices are majorly at play in the stanzas of the...

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