A Lunch On Train Poem Analysis

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The poetry of these poets contain these unique features.They are :
A. Minimalism- is a significant phenomenon in the Indian poetry after independence, in which a poem contains very few words, but possess intense meaning.
B. Confessionalism is yet another feature. Poetry is considered a social document, and as any social document has to touch upon personal details to become insightful.Most of these women poets use confeesoinalism to provide an insight into women’s lives. Thus, their poetry is also ‘confessional’, in the sense that it confesses their experiences and feelings of love and hate in man woman relationships, in a patriarchal society. Though their poetry is self-revelatory, the experiences revealed in them are identical with
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With hushed reminders
Of You’ll soon be a woman”. Soon? So?
Would you have me know this to a promise, a curse D.Gauri Deshpande
A Lunch on Train – reflects the patriarchal attitude of treating women as mere biological reproducers, by narrating a real life incident as witnessed by the author..It shows the worsened condition of a girl married and mother of three at an young age.
The woman in front of me, a mere girl,
Too young to have been a mother of three
Is struggling vainly to feed one, control
The other, and the third is abandoned
From a weary care
10. Summary of the findings : The poetry written by these women poets questions the norms in society, and the status and role of women in the conventional patriarchal society, where women were looked upon by men, as either seductress or goddess and not as human-beings with dignity and self-respect. There is a common image of the Indian woman represented by these poets .The image exposed by the poets though varies in experiences, cultural and social attitudes, reflects in totality the oppressed status of women in India as “inferior”. The Image undergoes a transformation from oppression to emancipation through self-realization. The women writers boldly voice for women’s identity and recognition in a patriarchal set-up.. The writers try to transcend the unequal structures of patriarchal society and make conscious effort and make a new common ground to include ‘women’ who were otherwise considered as ‘other’ or
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