Summary Of Natasha Trethewey's Flounder

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Skin Deep In Natasha Trethewey’s, “Flounder,” she uses a broad array of imagery throughout her language in order to construct an acclaimed scene from her childhood. The poem is centered on the personal memory of the author, who is at conflict with her aunt due to the fact that she is a mixed racial female. Had the point of view shifted to the that of the aunt, who displayed to have a strong racial positon in favor of the white race, the story would seize to include the fact that the aunt’s niece was a product of two different races. The author purposefully omitted the aunts side of the story in order to avoid racial tensions. However, a glimpse of the aunt’s nature can be grasped as her initial remark reads, “You ‘bout as white as your dad,