Question by SierraNicole: Help Interpreting A Poem! Pleasse?
Hi Everyone , I Really Need Help Intertpreting The Poem ‘” I Am Not One Of Those Who Left The Land” By Anna Akhmatova .
I am not one of those who left the land
to the mercy of its enemies.
Their flattery leaves me cold,
my songs are not for them to praise.
But I pity the exile’s lot.
Like a felon, like a man half-dead,
dark is your path, wanderer;
wormwood infects your foreign bread.
But here, in the murk of conflagration,
where scarcely a friend is left to know , we, the survivors, do not flinch
from anything not from a single blow.
Surely the reckoning will be made after the passing of this cloud.
We are the people without tears,
straighter than you….. more proud
PLEASE Help Me With My Essay .. It Has To Be 5 Paragraphs Im Really Desperate & My Essay Is Due Tomorrow : ( I Beg Anyone To Help Me
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Answer by Nemesis
You know, I hope, that Akhmatova was an anti-government dissident in the Soviet Union. The speaker of this poem (who can probably safely be identified with the poet herself) addresses other dissidents who have left the country and gone into exile abroad, and compares them to herself and other people who have stayed in their own country and continue to fight the power from within.
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