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What do you mean by “silence silences”?

What do you mean by “silence silences”?

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  1. The phrase “silent silences” means the loss of her mother and poet’s inability to express her grief and sorrow. “Silences” refer to the death of poet’s mother and “silent” refers to poet’s silence because of this.

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  2. This expression from the poem ‘The Photograph’ by Shirley Toulson means the truth and mystery of the poet’s mother’s death fills him with sadness. The constant pain she experiences on account of her loss makes her silent. She is unable to solve the mystery about death. She can’t do anything about it.

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