The poem, 'From the Diary of an almost-four-year-old' was written by Hanan Mikhail Ashrawi, a Palestinian writer, in 1988. The speaker in this poem is an almost-four-year-old little girl who was fired at by a soldier, during the Israel-Palestine war. She lost an eye and she wonders about the cruelty of war. In this poem, we do not know about which war Hanan Mikhail Ashraw is talking but this is not really important. The poem was written in 1988, so it was certainly the Israel-Palestine war but it could also have been another war. The sad reality is that war touches everybody, and not only soldiers. Innocent people such as children, women and citizens are affected by war, and also people in other countries reading this poem, for example, or other true stories about war, just like this one.
[...] We are always more sensitive about what is in the mind of a child, and above all, when ideas are express with innocent and naïve words. In fact, this poem cannot let us indifferent. But we do not have to forget that, even if this kind of story about children and war is true, the poet takes advantage of the story to pass her own message. For instance, when she is making the little says soldier looking for little girls who look him in the eye”. [...]
[...] "From the Diary of an almost-four-year-old", Hanan Ashrawi (1988) The poem “From the Diary of an almost-four-year-old is a text written by Hanan Mikha'il ‘Ashrawi,a Palestinian writer, in 1988. The speaker in this poem is an almost-four-year-old little girl who has been fired by a soldier, during the Israel-Palestine war. She lost an eye and she is wondering about the cruelty of war. The title of this poem: “From the Diary of an almost-four-year-old” makes readers wonder about. In fact, normally, people write a diary either at the end of their life, either when they have enough stories or experiences to share and write about. [...]
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