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  • Jennifer's Tigers By Adrienne Rich Aunt
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    Aunt Jennifer's Tigers By Adrienne Rich Aunt Jennifer's tigers stride across a screen Bright topaz denizens of a world of green. They do not fear the men beneath the tree; They pace in sleek chivalric certainty. Aunt Jennifer's fingers fluttering through her wool Find even the ivory needle hard to pull. The massive weight of uncle's wedding band Sits heavily upon Aunt Jennifer's hand. When Aunt is dead, her terrified hands will lie Still ringed with ordeals she was mastered by The tigers in the ...
  • Tiger Aunt Jennifer
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    A Closer Look at "Aunt Jennifer's Tigers " Kate Kessel Comp II, Dr. KusnetzFebruary 22, 2005 The poem "Aunt Jennifer's Tigers" by Adrienne Rich was written in 1950. At first glance, it appears to be a feminist piece whose sole purpose is to point out the ways in which a particular woman (Aunt Jennifer) is oppressed. However when a closer look is given, there is much more to this piece. When the poem is read line by line, much more meaning can be gleaned from it. "Aunt Jennifer's Tigers prance ac...
  • Aunt Jennifer
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    Imaginative Transformation Adrienne Rich writes, For a poem to coalesce, for a character or an action to take shape, there has to be an imaginative transformation of reality which is no way passive (610). Imaginative transformation means to be able to look at something from different perspectives, what might seem black to one might be white to the another. Imaginative transformation allows one to express themselves freely through their imagination and question the way things are. It allows one t...
  • Terrified Aunt Jennifer And The Third Stanza
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    The mid twentieth century American poet Adrienne Rich was a product of a conservative Southern family. Rich's poem, Aunt Jennifer's Tigers clearly reflects this gender struggle, for it is evident that it is a feminist poem in which the poet criticizes the male-dominated world for frightening and oppressing Aunt Jennifer, leaving her no alternative but to create an alternate world of freedom for herself with her sewing. The main theme of Aunt Jennifer's Tigers is to reveal the hidden, vibrant inn...
  • Aunt Jennifer
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    In what ways do two of these poems represent women? The different means, in which women represent women in society, are displayed in conflicting situations that revolve around the central historical and personal context. Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Adrienne Rich's views are shown clearly in their poetry, "How do I love thee?" and "Aunt Jennifer's Tigers". The feeling of being emotionally open and free to feel what they like, are being conflicted by the beliefs of women being oppressed and sil...

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