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Refugee Mother and Child.

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Refugee Mother and Child True and advanced works of Chinua Achebe, Refugee Mother and Child is a beautiful poem. Chinua Achebe was born in the 1930s in Ogidi, Nigeria. Chinua wrote this poem after getting inspired by the citizens of the countries which were going through war. He illustrates the difficulties and suffering they had to go through. The poem is organized into two stanzas each with different lengths. The lines are more or less the same size. The lines are explained clearly and are easy to understand with simple meaning. The poet adopts the blank verse of writing. The title is short and direct. It portrays the relationship between a mother and her child. It shows the feelings of a mother towards her child. The poem begins with a strong feeling of a mother towards her child who is going to die and the mother is not willing to give up on her child. ...read more.


There is hope witnessed in one of the mothers who doesn't let go her child and doesn't stop counting on. Though knowing her child wouldn't live longer she is able to provide comfort and cuddles him. There are other situations which illustrates malnutrition in the poem. The child's rust coloured hair left on his hand shows malnutrition in the child. A pause in the poem between the two stanzas tells us about the feelings and forces on to think about the bond and relationship between a mother and her child. The combing of hair is an everyday routine of a mother towards her child. The mother combs the child's hair to provide some pleasures of life which she can offer before him dying. Mothers take pride in their children's achievement and the good work done by them but though this son is not well, she still takes pride in him. ...read more.


This poem teaches us the most pure and sacred relationship between a mother and her child. This poem is written through situations but in perfection giving the proper meaning to the reader. It also shows how much a mother loves her child but can't do anything when he is going through ailment. There is no treatment. The mother loving her child has to give him up because she is not able to fight the ailment of her child. She shows hope but she knows it's of no use because she couldn't get her son treated. The poem is interesting and gives a perfect picture and the words and the way the poet has written the poem makes it more clearly for the reader to comprehend and imagine the situation. ...read more.

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