- Words: 596
- Length: 2 Pages
- Topic: Literature
- Paper #: 7130581
"O, here's the shoe my baby wore,
But, baby, where are you?" (25-8)
These images become more powerful when expressed through the mother's eyes.
The tone of this poem is important because it commands attention and respect without screaming and demanding righteousness. The daughter represents the ideals behind the civil rights movement and the poem's lullaby-like quality forces readers to actually listen to what the poet is saying. For example, we are forewarned