Remember By Joy Harjo Summary

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Larger than Life In “Remember” by Joy Harjo, you are taught to acknowledge and never forget all the life around you, and the life before you. In the first six lines she says to know the stars and moon, and to “remember the sun’s birth” because that’s “the strongest point of time” throughout the day (4,5). Sunrise is the starting gate of a new day, and you can accomplish many things starting from sun up to “sundown and the giving away to night” (5,6). The next seven lines remind us where we come from and how we are “evidence” of our mothers’ life, and all the mothers before her (8). We are our fathers’ life as well. We are the “earth’s skin” because we, as people, are the most advanced life forms that make up the earth (11). Red, Black,

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