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Plenty Summary & Analysis
by Isobel Dixon

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"Plenty" is a poem by South African poet Isobel Dixon, published in her 2001 collection Weather Eye. In the poem, the speaker reminisces about her childhood, a time marked by poverty and drought, and in focuses in particular about her strained relationship with her mother. The poem illustrates the way that time and maturity has changed the speaker's perspective so that she now understands the difficulty of her mother's situation and respects the ways she was able to provide for her and her sisters. The speaker finally comes to feel that though they didn't have much in the way of material wealth, they still had "plenty" of love and support.

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