Hate Poem vs. Songs

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The Definition of Hate The theme of hating someone or something because the narrator is addicted to or in love with the subject/object is evident in “Hate Poem,” by Julie Sheehan, and the songs “I Hate Everything About You” by Adam Gontier, “Hate That I Love You” by Tor Hermansen and “What is This Feeling” from the Broadway musical Wicked. This theme can be seen in each of the three phases. The first phase is the narrator or writer’s obsession with hating the person. The second phase is when the narrator or writer becomes dependent on the person but is scared to lose them. The third phase is that the narrator or writer cannot admit how they feel about the person or object and are sometimes confused as to why they are so infatuated with it. In each piece of work, the narrator becomes obsessed when talking about how much they hate the object of their love. The story in “Hate Poem” revolves around the feeling of hatred toward a person, but the real meaning behind the speaker’s hatred is actually love. The narrator goes through great amounts of effort to get the reader and herself to believe that she hates her significant other. However, the words that she uses to describe these feelings make her sound like she is obsessed with him: Everything about me hates you (2) The way I hold my pencil hates you (4) My aorta hates you. Also my ancestors (12) Layers of hate, a parfait (20). By the end of the poem, the narrator has made a detailed list of ways she claims to hate her beloved. This list shows that she is always thinking about him and sees him in every detail of her life, big or small. “I Hate Everything About You” by Adam Gontier is a song that deals with the same idea of loving and hating at the same time. However, it is different in a way that the hate is not directed towards a person, but rather towards painkillers. The lyrics “Every hit we take,
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