Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesPoetry · 5 months ago

Is the Speaker of a poem the author if they use "I" and "we" in the poem?

Robert Hayden's "Full Moon"

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Yes definitely.

  • 5 months ago

    No. When a poem is written in the voice of another person it is called a "persona" poem. It's very common.

  • 5 months ago

    The author may be writing the narrative of an imagined chararacter/ or of more than one character..

  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    they rnight be the author

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  • 5 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.

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