1] Demonstrative persons in English are "this," "these," "that," and "those." They are all third-person. It is not possible to have
a grammatical first-person demonstrative
in English, although being demonstrative
to the "first person" in one's life is something else.
Online text copyright © 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department
of English, University of Toronto.
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Original text: Phyllis Gotlieb, The Works: Collected Poems (Toronto:
Calliope Press, 1978): 92-93.
First publication date: 1969
Publication date note: Ordinary Moving (1969).
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: 2002
Recent editing: 1:2003/1/11
Form note: Two twelve-line stanzas with initial and internal refrain.
Other poems by Phyllis Gotlieb