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1

“jumbo sized dentist drill”

Metaphor
We associated this tool with pain and suffering in combination with a deep sense of fear and unease
This is how the poet feels when looking at the building.

2

“police cars and ambulances racing to broken bones”

Onomatopoeia
Suggests violence
What they are rushing towards is incredibly serious and they need to intervene as quickly as possible.
Physical violence
Suffering

3

“The frontier is never somewhere else.”

Wild West imagery
Evil is within us
No escape from evil
Help us understand that America has not progressed from this early and dangerous part of history