Friday, April 25, 2008

Hitler's First Photograph

In Wislowa Szymborska's poem, "Hitler's First Photograph" she use the image of Hitler as a baby to portray the innocent nature of a child. One of the most striking features of the poem is Szymborska's usage of "baby talk." It is difficult to imagine Hitler's mother talking to him like any other baby, since we know he will grow up and lead the Nazis in carrying out the many atrocities. This poem really reminds us that everyone, even Hitler, was once an innocent child needing the same love and care that any infant requires.

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