Amanda- Central Idea & Style of the Poem

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Central Idea of the Poem

 The greatest wealth that a child wants to possess is his/her freedom. And the thing that he or she never likes is the constant nagging, unwanted instructions and even overprotection of the parents. `Amanda’ is the story of a young girl who is constantly controlled and instructed to do one thing or the other by her parents. Every child wants to enjoy the dreamy and romantic world of his/her childhood. She doesn’t want to cut this romantic and fascinating world of hers short. Any kind of instruction or interference curtails her freedom. She doesn’t want to be denied chocolate and wants to sit and behave exactly as she wants. She would rather indulge in fantasies than clean her room or her shoes. She wants to postpone growing up. She wants to remain a child for just a little bit longer.


 In ‘Amanda’, each of the stanza spoken by her mother follows the rhyme scheme: as ba. The last word of the first, second and fourth lines are the same. On the other hand, the stanzas spoken by Amanda consists of the three rhyming lines each. The use of metaphor is used effectively as a poetic device in 2nd, 4th and 6th stanzas. Amanda imagines herself as first as a mermaid, then as an orphan and finally becomes Rapunzel.

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