Is the Speaker of a poem the author if they use "I" and "we" in the poem?
Robert Hayden's "Full Moon"
- Anonymous7 months ago
- Noah ThallLv 67 months ago
No. When a poem is written in the voice of another person it is called a "persona" poem. It's very common.
- Lapiz DominoesLv 77 months ago
The author may be writing the narrative of an imagined chararacter/ or of more than one character..
- PearlLv 77 months ago
they rnight be the author
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- Jimmy CLv 77 months ago
There is only one Robert Hayden, so the pronoun is 'he' not 'they' (which is plural)
Presumably if he refers to 'I' and 'we', he is the speaker.