The Gypsy Poem Analysis

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For instance, in the poem “The Gypsy”, based on my interpretation after an amount of acceptable readings through the writing, Harrison, (author and narrator), talks about someone else’s daughter. The narrator is communicating the readers how “she arrives in a magic moment” to the unknown person’s life. This individual without identity that Harrison is referring to in the poem, was not expecting a daughter for sure, so he “turns away”. I guess either he did not care, or was not prepared for such a huge surprise. But, when he went back to the moment he met the girl, to the place he first saw her, there she was “ecstatic”. Maybe in that instant he realized that she was real and was not going to go away. The male character, probably …show more content…
Yet, I was not wrong, it seems to me that the person the narrator was talking about had that kind of life. In fact, maybe that was the primary reason he was not expecting his daughter and was not ready to take her as part of his life. In my understanding, he was used to the liberal existence without attachments; free …show more content…
Well, it’s simple, people can be unpredictable and we never get to know them completely, there are always some secrets and surprises. We go through so many adventures every day, and it’s impossible to tell the story again without leaving untold details. The human mind is amazing, but we can’t recall every aspect of our lives. Moving forward, another line that kept me thinking was, “she is teaching a thing you never knew.” With this line, I found myself constantly thinking. What can a girl be possibly teaching to his father? Once again, I realized that he is learning to love his daughter. What he never knew was, to love. Which takes me to the end of the poem. Going beyond the narrator’s reach in the poetry, I think that the “gypsy” has changed. His daughter changed him and he sees life now from another point of view. A view fulfilled with love and meaning. He is not the same person he was at the beginning of the poem, he found a gift and that gift brought him

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