Sunday 26 February 2017

Oh I Wish I’d Looked After Me Teeth Summary 9th Class

The poem begins with a regret from the poet who wishes that she had cared for her teeth when she had been eating too many toffees, sweet sticky food and gobstoppers. She wishes that she had taken care of her teeth and had spotted the perils under it while brushing. She also wishes that she had more tooth than filling and she had bought something harmless with her money apart from the sweets.
   Oh I Wish I’d Looked After Me Teeth By Pam Ayres Summary Class 9
Oh I Wish I’d Looked After Me Teeth Summary

When the poet thinks of the lollies, candies, tiny sweets, peanuts her conscience is punched due to repentance. She feels sorry for herself that she did not give up eating those sweets although she brushed regularly and checked for decays. Because of the sweets, she has to now undergo injections, drills and fillings which are very painful and terrifying.

Oh I Wish I’d Looked After Me Teeth Short notes

The narrator shows her teeth to her mother. Her mother tells her that having a tooth is equal to having a friend. The narrator did not take her mother’s advice. She never had enough time and she never took care of her teeth or her toothbrush.
The narrator tells that she showed the toothpaste to her teeth. She brushed them up and down and checked them carefully and found out that she was able to eat and bite.

The narrator regrets thinking if she had known before that by eating so many sweets and ignoring her teeth, she was making a way for cavities, caps and decay and causing the use of injections, drills and fillings, she would have thrown away all the sweets.

Oh I Wish I’d Looked After Me Teeth Notes

Pam Ayres had to go to the dentist for drilling, fillings etc. She sat in the dentist’s chair in distress while the doctor did her drilling into her mouth. She can hear the drilling sound while the dentist works on her molars. He says that he would have to carry out two amalgams in them.
The narrator finally ends her poem by saying that she had once laughed at her mother’s false teeth as they were foamed for cleaning. But is it now the time for her to wear the same and wishes very much she had taken care after her teeth. Follow this link for a more detailed line by line summary

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