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Literary Analysis for "Heidi With Blue Hair".
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For Heidi with Blue Hair
i) What are your impressions of the girl Heidi? Do they change at the end of the poem?
Heidi strikes me as a wild and rebellious girl initially. The first stanza of the poem describes in detail her hair, which is dyed "ultramarine for the clipped sides, with a crest of jet-black spikes on top". Ultramarine is a shocking blue colour that stands out completely and her hairstyle is outlandish, definitely not what one would expect from a typical student. The convention is an ordinary hairdo, for example a ponytail, without spikes or dyed hair. Heidi's hairstyle shows the rebellious and wild side to her character since she should very well have known that ultramarine is too extreme a colour to be acceptable by the school or societal norms. Her spiked hair is also unconventional for a student. Despite the school's pressure against having it, she showed no fear of going against it, thus showing her rebellious way.
Heidi also gives me the impression of being a stubborn girl. The poet wrote in stanza four of the poem that when Heidi's father called the school to speak up for
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