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  • Johnson's Poems
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    Eugenia W. Collier In 1918, she published The Heart of a Woman, poems exploring themes especially meaningful to women. With this volume, Johnson became the first widely recognized African-American woman poet since Frances E.W. Harper. The Heart of a Woman is about love, longing, disillusionment, and loneliness. The poems reflect frustration with the strictures of women's prescribed roles. In 1922, she published a second volume, Bronze, which concerned racial themes. In 1928, she published a volu...
  • Stiff Dress Following The Paths
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    Symbolism in Patterns by Amy Lowell Breaking the 'Patterned'; Mold When one hears the words, ' I sink on a seat in the shade,' ; they will most likely form a visual image in their head, such as a person sitting under a tree. Amy Lowell, an imagist, uses sharp images, precise wording, and figurative speech as a means of poetic expression to arouse the senses of the reader. In 'Patterns,' ; Amy Lowell explores the hopeful liberty of women in the early 20th century through a central theme. A woman'...
  • Edna St Vincent Millay
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    Edna St. Vincent Millay, a poet and play write, was best known for her lyrical poetry. She wrote many poems, on topics such as love, fidelity, erotic desire, and feminist issues. The part of Millay that wasn't highly publicized is that she addressed herself as a bisexual and had many affairs with woman before her marriage. It is not said if she continued sexual with women after her marriage (though it is quite possible), nor it is not said which of her poems are written about women rather than m...
  • Aubert's Viewpoint Of Giovanni's Poem
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    Fran Dorn, the host of our video, is an intellectual person who holds a special appreciation for all forms of literature. She graduated with a master's degree in theatre from a New York school and is now an actress who enjoys reading in her spare time. Fran views each work of literature as a gift. She states that literature is very hard to define and that although each reader must find his or her own definition of literature, we can examine how and why literature works. Throughout the video, man...
  • Sexual Relation Between The Woman And Man
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    Woman to Man by Judith Wright At first glance, the title seemed to have more than one connotation. ' Woman to Man;' is the woman giving something to the man, maybe a gift?' Woman to Man. ' Maybe the title is trying to compare the two genders? I was slightly confused when I read this poem at first, but it became apparent from the rich metaphors, that it was about the sexual relation between the woman and man. It is also about conception - or rather the potential of creating a child from this sexu...
  • Lines Of The Poems
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    Colored people and women in this two poems are compared equally too each other and placed as a race in which men have to control over them and treat them how he wants too. Women during the eighteenth century no matter if she was independent and wealthy, if she wanted to divorce from her husband it was not permitted. Meanwhile slaves no matter how intelligent or respectful and friendly they never would be able to be free from their owners. In this two poems the word master is used to describe the...
  • Woman Is Not A Potted Plant
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    A Woman's Place is in the Heart The poems "A Woman Is Not A Potted Plant" by Alice Walker and "I Knew A Woman" by Theodore Roethke both speak about women having an aura about them of beauty and magnificence. In "A Woman Is Not A Potted Plant" Walker uses the metaphor of a plant to explain the nature of a real woman. The image of a potted plant is confined to a small ceramic circle and rooted in one place. Potted plants have to be taken care of and cannot exist by themselves. Women are not like t...
  • Version Of The Lady Of Shalott
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    'The Lady of Shalot' tells the story of a woman who lives in a tower in Shalott, which is an island on a river that runs, along with the road beside it, to Camelot, the setting of the legends about King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Every day, the woman weaves a tapestry picture of the landscape that is visible from her window, including Camelot. There is, however, a curse on her; the woman does not know the cause of the curse, but she knows that she cannot look directly out of the ...
  • Possibility Of An Unlimited Plurality
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    Alicia Ostriker Judy Grahn's visionary "She Who" represents the position espoused by writers such as Mary Daly that the quest for an integrated female self is inseparable from linguistic revolution. Grahn's title evokes a goddess figure yet might also be the secret tribal name of every woman, and is less a name than a grammatical configuration pointing toward a potentially unlimited array of possible states and acts, which the sequence begins to exemplify. The chant of its opening poem moves fro...
  • Dickinson's Poems
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    Emily Dickinson's poems, Because I Could Not Stop For Death and I Heard A Fly Buzz-When I Died, are both about one of life's few certainties, death. However, that is where the similarities end. Although Dickinson wrote both poems, their ideas about what lies after death differ. In one, there appears to be life after death, but in the other there is nothing. A number of clues in each piece help to determine which poem believes in what. The clues in I heard a Fly buzz-when I died, point to a disbe...
  • Ariel Period Poems Of Sylvia Plath
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    The Ariel-period poems of Sylvia Plath demonstrate her desire for rebirth, to escape the body that was "drummed into use" by men and society. I will illustrate the different types of rebirth with examples from the Ariel poems, including "Lady Lazarus,"Fever 103,"Getting There", and "Cut."Lady Lazarus", the last of the October poems, presents Plath as the victim with her aggression turned towards "her male victimizer (33)". Lady Lazarus arises from Herr Doktor's ovens as a new being, her own inca...
  • Rochester's Use Of Licentiousness In The Poems
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    "Rage at last confirms me impotent" (Rochester). How far is obscenity in Rochester's work motivated by disquiet with the world at large, and how successful is Rochester's ribaldry in fulfilling its satiric purpose Rochester's poetry has been denounced by many as obscene and immoral. Samuel Johnson condemned his work and said that he lived and wrote "with an avowed contempt of decency and order, a total disregard to every moral, and a resolute denial of every religious observation". However, he i...
  • Woman Work By Maya Angelou Analysis
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    'Woman Work' is a poem about a black working woman set in the southern states of the U.S.A. In the poem, the woman is very busy, as she lists all her chores in the first stanza. All this working makes her tired and she cries out to the elements to take her away from the frustration. The main theme in 'Woman Work' is work. We know this because of the long list of household jobs she's got to do in the first stanza. Another theme in the poem is loneliness. We can see this by the fact that she only ...
  • First Stanza In The Poem
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    Comparing Poems. "Woman Work" & "Overheard in County Sligo". The two poems I have been studying are "Woman Work" by Maya Angelou and "Overheard in County Sligo" by Gillian Clarke. The main subject the poets are talking about is the day to day life of two women; one a black woman in the southern states of America and the other an Irish woman from "the lap of the land" in county Sligo. There is a shared theme in the two poems, which deal with a simple every day life of two women in different count...
  • Curse And The Lady Of Shalot
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    Find a painting or read a poem? What do you see? What do you think? Have you just glanced at the piece and not given it a second thought? Accepting it for face value? Or perhaps you have you re-read it thinking about the hidden meanings in between the versus or brushstrokes? As a critic, William Pater feels that the job of the critic is to "distinguish and analyze". The critic should look at a piece analyzing it from his personal perspective. If you simply looked at the piece and accepted it for...

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