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Lament: a tale based on the poem by Dylan Thomas - Charles Coiro

Lament: a tale based on the poem by Dylan Thomas
By Charles Coiro

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A story based on the poem "Lament" by Dylan Thomas.

Thomas divides a man's life into five parts; each of which is depicted by the refrain: SIGHS THE OLD RAM ROD DYING OF : WOMEN; BITCHES; WELCOME; DOWNFALL AND FINALLY STRANGERS. In other words, he is separating a man's life into his five phases of virility by the obvious use of the words; RAM ROD.

Using those five phases, I have tried to create a story about what the person might have been like and the forces that may have formed his feelings and thoughts.

Excerpt:

If the front of the classroom was 12:00 O’clock. He sat at about 5:00 O’clock but his eyes were always fixed at 10:00 O’clock. Just at that position a large window, covered in wire screening looked out on the small, three treed school parkland. The elementary school was located just a few blocks awa...
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