Evelyn Tooley Hunt's 'Taught Me Purple'
Both Hunt and her mother living in poverty and their plethora of challenges are expressed with many keywords to describe and reveal her …show more content…
For example, Wash gray was used in the poem as, “Wash-gray was her circle”. This line was referring to the mother, meaning that her mother is a worn out person. Being a worn out person color indicates that they are poor. Another example of symbolism using color was purple and golden. Both colors can represent a positive feeling or a sense of wealth and royalty, but they do have their differences. Purple is most of the time more dominant and gold is more of a color of hope and generosity. Purple and golden both are being taught by the mom, which ultimately means that Hunts being taught about the different people and lifestyles there are other than their life in poverty. (Concluding Sentence)
The poem “Taught me Purple” shows the many difficulties and emotional stress, that was hidden throughout the poem using multiple literary devices and keywords. Using imagery, symbolism, and repetition, she slowly describes her life as she was living in poverty with her mother trying to overcome