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Night Waitress" by Lynda Hull is a poem that describes the feelings of a waitress that works the night shift of a diner

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Reflection of "Night Waitress" "Night Waitress" by Lynda Hull is a poem that describes the feelings of a waitress that works the night shift of a diner. The speaker obviously belongs to a lower social class, in the way of income and her occupation. Much like the character in this poem, the speaker in "The Chimney Sweeper" by William Blake works long, hard hours as a chimneysweeper. ...read more.

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She is most likely going to be doing what she is now for the rest of her life, unless she would come across something else by chance. The poem of the chimneysweeper shows a young man who is forced to work to earn money for his family. With working at such a young age and not furthering his education he does not have a very good chance of doing anything else for a living. ...read more.

Conclusion

In "Night Waitress" the speaker makes reference to Cadillacs that would roll by factories and refineries, and escape her way of life. Similarly the speaker in "The Chimney Sweeper" tries to find joy in his work by "doing his duty and not fearing harm", but it can be implied that he would like to be more successful than he is. He is more optimistic than most would be in his situation, but the dream of being a part of something better still exists, just as it does in the night waitress. ...read more.

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