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Hey guys, i kno this isn't fish related but i was hoping someone can help me get an analysis of a poem, Life's Scars by Ella Wilcox. Thanks.
 

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In my opinion, that particular poem is pretty easy to digest and translate. Have you read it yourself?

Life's Scars

They say the world is round, and yet
I often think it square,
So many little hurts we get
From corners here and there.
But one great truth in life I've found,
While journeying to the West-
The only folks who really wound
Are those we love the best.

The man you thoroughly despise
Can rouse your wrath, 'tis true;
Annoyance in your heart will rise
At things mere strangers do;
But those are only passing ills;
This rule all lives will prove;
The rankling wound which aches and thrills
Is dealt by hands we love.

The choicest garb, the sweetest grace,
Are oft to strangers shown;
The careless mien, the frowning face,
Are given to our own.
We flatter those we scarcely know,
We please the fleeting guest,
And deal full many a thoughtless blow
To those who love us best.

Love does not grow on every tree,
Nor true hearts yearly bloom.
Alas for those who only see
This cut across a tomb!
But, soon or late, the fact grows plain
To all through sorrow's test:
The only folks who give us pain
Are those we love the best.
 
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i've read it but i'm not the poetic person but just happen to like this poem, particularly verse 3 from the fifth line
 

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So what's the analysis for (if you don't mind my asking).....
 

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i would like to analyze those line just for my personal understanding
 

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Oh..... well, I think poems are like dreams. Whoever has the dream really needs to be able to interpret how the dream is related to his/her own life.

What I personally get from the poem, in a nutshell, is that people tend to forget that the people who they are closest to, be it family, friends, lovers, are the ones who deserve the behavior that we oft times exhibit to strangers instead. In other words, we put our best foot forward to make a good first impression, right? Once the impression is made, and we feel the relationship is solid, we no longer try as hard. We tend to treat our loved ones in a poorer manner than someone we've yet to impress.

Make sense?
 

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I was kinda thinkin something like that.Also i was thinking that it meant that people are hurt most by their loved ones...
Thanks for your help guys
 
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