Meaning Of The Poem Hate Poem

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To hate someone is to feel an intense or passionate dislike towards an object or person. Hating someone takes a great deal of time and energy. One may even find themselves thinking about the person or thing they hate on a day to day basis. In the poem “Hate Poem” written by Julie Sheehan, Julie goes on to explain how much she hates this guy and how everything about her hates him. It isn’t until the end of the poem when we grasp the fact that this guy that she hates is her significant other. Then we realize that her “hatred” for her boyfriend or husband may be confused for love or has replaced love temporarily. “Hate Poem” is a deep and highly clever work of art that demonstrates the similarities between both the intense emotions of love and hate. …show more content…
Which is completely understandable considering that the word hate is used about 25 times. It is also used in nearly every line with a very deep and intense use of poetic devices. As mentioned before, when you read the poem again and start to analyze it; we can tell that this guy is a significant other and not an enemy because people do not go for drives with their enemies, they do not live with their enemies, nor do they “nuzzle” their heads under their enemy’s arm when they are sleepy. The narrator's behavior with this person obviously suggest that they are in a relationship with each other and possibly live with each other. Glancing at the title of the poem once realized that this poem is about love, the message starts to make sense. The title “Hate Poem” is really “Love Poem” and if you replace hate with love throughout the poem, the poem will still make sense. Hate and love can be described while using the same terms. This is because love and hate require the same amount of passion due to the fact that hate and love are the same emotion, just with hate being negative and love being

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