In “The Gift” by Louise Gl?ck, the little boy is calling oggie, oggie, at his front door.
mother is praying to GOD. One could infer that the boys dog died and he is calling without
fact calling for his dead dog.
oggie, oggie, but in fact every once in a while a dog did stop by and the mom pointed
this fact out and said she hoped the boy would not call this an accident. That could mean
that the boys dog never died but ran away, and that god sent the dog back to them.
Another thing that could have meaning in this poem would be that the boy could
beast that always cam to him could be a bully. That could in fact be the real meaning.
doing is calling for someone to help him because he is ill. But yet all he does is become peace-
fully sicker. And the mom is praying for him to get better and hopes that one day true health
Those were my guesses, or hypothesis of what the real meaning to The Gift were.
And I don’t care how silly they may have sounded but those are what I think the meanings were.