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What Is The Theme Of The Poem The Mother?

What Is The Theme Of The Poem The Mother?

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  1. The main themes in this poem are abortion, sadness, and regret. The poem expresses a mother’s feelings upon the death of her children. She imagines throughout the poem how her choice has deprived her unborn children of the pleasures of this life. She made herself responsible for not allowing them to experience these possibilities by listing the pleasures and pursuits they had missed. By her confession, that is. She reflects on how haunted she is by the thought of those aborted infants. The speaker urges us to have a different perspective on this horrible murder and make an effort to fulfill our parental responsibility.

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