Vu Ngoc Giang
Poem intended for my sibling
" Poem for my own sister” is another opus of Liz Lochhead about the relationship between a large sister and her young sister. Furthermore, it's her feelings towards her sister's process of growing up.
In stanza 1, Liz tells us of an everyday occurrence – her sister trying on her behalf shoes, she uses flat shoes as a metaphor forever and how her sister is usually experimenting with this:
My very little sister wants to try my personal shoes, �
to swagger in these people, �
enjoy her spindle-thin twelve-year-old legs�
in this season's styles. �
She says they fit her correctly, �
on their high heels, they're�
hard to balance. �
" Twelve years old” might be the suggestion of the puberty age where her sister is usually confusing between boundary to be a child or an adult. Yet , the sibling wants to have on grownup sneakers and your woman definitely agrees that they in shape her properly, which means that the girl with desperately aiming to be a grown-up anyway. The term " wobble” means both equally that the lady physically won't be able to cope with wearing grownup shoes and that she actually is also wobbling between years as a child and adulthood, showing that it can be not easy to balance and possibly, she is wobbling because of the difficulties that commence coming on her behalf as your woman grows up. An additional meaning could possibly be as the girl grows up, even though she will are more mature in high heels nevertheless there will be a whole lot of difficulties that makes her life harder and " hard to balance”.
Moving forward form stanza one, Liz expresses her admiration to her sister pertaining to how good she's playing hopscotch.
I like to enjoy my very little sister�
playing hopscotch, �
admire the neat hops-and-skips of her, �
their very own quick peck, �
never-missing their indicate, not�
over-stepping the line. �
She is efficient at peever. �
The poet person admires her sister while watching her playing hopscotch and her smooth movement, she also portrays her bad feelings through the two sentences " never missing their mark” and " not over stepping the line”. " Never...