What hurts more physical punishment or harsh words?
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After reading the poem Punishment in Kindergarten, we find that harsh more hurt more than physical punishment because the wounds of physical punishment heal up quickly. However the pain of harsh words do not go easily.
In the poem, the poet is not punished physically. Instead, the teacher harshly asks her to join other girls and not stand alone. However, these words hurt the poet a lot and she remembers the incident throughout her life.
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