Duncan Campbell Scott

Ottawa, Ontario
Duncan Campbell Scott
Ottawa, Ontario
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The Forsaken

Rating: 2.9
Once in the winter
Out on a lake
In the heart of the north-land,
Far from the Fort
And far from the hunters,
A Chippewa woman
With her sick baby,
Crouched in the last hours
Of a great storm.
Frozen and hungry,
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reeeeeet 26 March 2018
deep.... really deep....
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* Sunprincess * 31 May 2014
.......this brave lady was like the colourful leaves of autumn.....destined to fall to the ground....and ultimately we are all just a leaf waiting to fall from the tree of life.....truly a great poem.....and so sad they would leave her...
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Jess Patterson 21 November 2006
We have recently studied this poem for English at my school. I am doing an essay on it and the way it contrasts with 'Everybody's Mother' by Liz Lochhead in my external exam for NCEA Level 2 tomorrow. I really like this poem and have rated it 8/10. It shows the strength ('valient, unshaken') that the Chipewa woman possesed. It's so empowering to see how she doesn't protest her fate, she merely accepts her situation and understands it is the way things are. I admire her for the strength she shows.
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Chhavi 12 October 2020
can you send me the essay please
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Ali Gorcak 12 November 2004
what is the literal meaning of this amazing poem?
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