Trauma it is, but what? Sexual trauma is the first thing we may think of but there are many forms of trauma. There is more than one situation that is called trauma and she might have been traumatized by only seeing a traumatic event imposed onto someone else, like some slaves, and that spectacle became her own trauma and it might have had nothing to do with sex. Poetry is metaphoric and this means a bridal metaphor can only be a way of speaking of the untellable story that bridles the poet’s own mind and imagination.

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Dr Jacques COULARDEAU, PhD in Germanic Linguistics (University Lille III) and ESP Teaching (University Bordeaux II) has been teaching all types of ESP

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