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    The poem “Head, Heart” by Lydia Davis is short, but has a very powerful message. To me, the author is speaking of a broken heart story. An issue that a lot of people my age struggle with. The main thing that pointed this out to me was the name of the poem, “Head, Heart.” These two things are what people turn to when they struggle with decisions about a relationship. The struggle is that people do not know whether to turn to their heart or to use their head. To me, this poem was about the steps taken after a break up. When these types of things happen out of where, people usually do not know where to begin to handle it. Some people think should turn to crying about all of the negatives, or if they should rather think about the positives that came from the relationship and from the break up. The poem almost makes the head and the heart seem like actual living beings rather than just the body parts they are. Making them almost come to life, I believe, is what gave more meaning to the poem. In the poem when it says “But the words of head do not remain long in the ears of heart.” To me, that part of the poem is almost like when people give other people advice after a breakup but it does not stay in…

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    Analysis of “Head, Heart” Lydia Davis’s poem “Head, Heart” chronicles a short, yet meaningful interaction between the entities Head and Heart. Head and Heart have recently suffered an immense loss and feel great distress. In this time of great sorrow, it is Head’s duty to act as consoler to Heart, to comfort Heart in its moment of despair. Davis portrays the entities Head and Heart in such a way that allows the audience to connect with the characters in a manner that allows the reader’s own…

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