Read the poem below several times. As you reflect on the poe

Read the poem below several times. As you reflect on the poem and literary elements, respond to the following statements and questions in a journal writing consisting of 250 – 300 words. Use details from the text (poem) to support your responses. 1) Identifythemes in the poem. 2) Highlight the point at which the speaker’s tone changes. Explain why the tone changes. 3) Who are the victims? 4) What does the word “this” mean in “given it all away and had nothing / left but this”? (Lines 25 and 26).“The Victims” by Sharon OldsWhen Mother divorced you, we were glad. She took it andtook it, in silence, all those years and thenkicked you out, suddenly, and herkids loved it. Then you were fired, and we5 grinned inside, the way people grinned whenNixon’s helicopter lifted off the SouthLawn for the last time.8 We were tickledto think of your office taken away,your secretaries taken away,10 your lunches with three double bourbons,your pencils, your reams of paper. Would they take yoursuits back, too, those darkcarcasses hung in your closet, and the blacknoses of your shoes with their large pores?15 She had taught us to take it, to hate you and take ituntil we pricked with her for yourannihilation, Father. Now Ipass the bums in doorways, the whiteslugs of their bodies gleaming through slits in their20 suits of compressed silt, the stainedflippers of their hands, the underwaterfire of their eyes, ships gone down with thelanterns lit, and I wonder who took it andtook it from them in silence until they had25 given it all away and had nothingleft but this. 19848 When Richard Nixon resigned the U.S. presidency on August 8, 1974, his exit from the White House (by helicopter from the lawn) was televised live.Olds, Sharon. “The Victims.” The Norton Introduction to Literature. Shorter Tenth Edition. Ed. Allison Booth and Kelly J. Mays. New York: Norton, 2010. 810.