However; instead of focusing on the negative, she turns the spotlight on accepting what makes each one of us different. This interesting turn makes for some fascinating works of literature and life lessons. Style and tone, symbolism, and metaphorical language communicate embracing individualism in Erin Hanson's poetry. To begin, Hanson expresses embracing individualism in her poems
(431) With this poem, the author shows that violence, unreal idealized expectations of the woman and prejudice towards the lesbians are related. From the lines “she was always— / no one would have though— / always a quiet girl” (Dorcey 1121) “one infers . . . the indictment of those ideologies that propound the image of the woman as docile, quiet and asexual by making it responsible for violence against women” (González, “Contemporary Women’s Poetry in Galicia and in Ireland: An Introduction” 118).
Strong Born in San Francisco, Jana Harris is the author of “Don’t Cheapen Yourself”, a poem empowering woman. This poem was created at a time when women were fighting for equal rights. In the poem the subject, who appears to be a young woman, is confronted by her mother who calls her “sleazy” (line1). This would suggest her mother does not agree with the selections of clothing of her daughter, since she is accustomed to more conservative ways for a woman to dress and present herself in public. In response to her mother’s harsh words, the subject simply replies, “I was not allowed to do high school cheap and now I’m doin cheap” (19.4).
Not only does she feel she is less important in the eyes of another person, it leaves an everlasting effect on her life. The most clear message in Sylvia Plath’s poem “Daddy” is the use of tone to explain the hatred and challenges she experiences. To start off, the speaker sets an intense tone to demonstrate how she feels towards this person and the way they treat her. She expresses “black shoe” (2), and “lived like a foot” (3) to represent how the rank of herself is low compared to anybody else. The setting that she establishes makes the reader sense the agonizing hurt and pain that she is experiencing.
Unlike other contemporary Puritan women writers, Bradstreet focuses on how she rejoices and appreciates her ordinary life instead of religious conversion. Certainly, almost every Bradstreet’s poems focus on the presence of female. Bradstreet’s internal conflict is the key symbol which has emphasized the feminism issue because she challenged the traditional view
Among the recurring themes in this literature were pictures of gender and class discriminations (Freedman 363-64). "From personal journals writing, novels and memoirs to exposes of abuse with titles such as I never told anyone, women named what has been silenced" (Freedman 365). The diction that women used in their novels and poetry was full of pride and portrayed their goal of finally coming of age and becoming independent. By telling how their lives have been
To go against the majority means the perpetrator with be punished.” By using a paradox, and the inversion of this paradox, connotation, and denotation, Dickinson is able to show the fact that people who are mad may actually be the people who have any sort of sense and challenges the constructs of the society she lives in. Though short in length, the poem carries a certain gravity that pulls the reader in. The speaker starts with a paradox: “Much Madness is Divinest Sense --“(line 1). The speaker gets to the point and does not use fancy words to describe it all. For example, critic Beth Kattleman states, “The greatest of poets are experts at manipulating word choice and syntax to convey an entire world of images and concepts.
The sardonic modulation in the speaker’s voice indicates that this poem can be read as a gently ironic poem about Jennings’s own poetic procedures, about the indecision depicted in many poems between meekness and commitment. The persona she creates is a feasible source for the unusual utterances she makes about the inept Persephone irresolutely moving between the two worlds, waiting for the precise “moment” when the symbol will combine form and meaning. She “would certainly hibernate if she could.” She would withdraw into the symbol, into the world of extreme aestheticism, but she knows that in order to write poetry, she must remain committed to the world of experience, the subject matter of her poetry. The inept Persephone could be considered as an avatar of the poet who knows that if the mind escapes from the pressures of the world completely, it will
As postmodernism puts everything in doubt, it is very important to question and critique the position of woman in such a murky space. Feminism serves as a yard stick to fathom and measure the intense pain of the gentle and fair gender which puts forth the argument in a legitimate way by stating that woman is rendered helpless and reduced to a victim by being persistently hammered into non-entity in a patriarchal system. The paper intends to study the plethora of the chronic mental anguish as rendered by the dweller of the paradise on earth— Naseem Shafai. Naseem Shafai— a marvellous, subtle and intense poetess of Kashmir, whose literary talent conferred on her Sahitya Akademi award in 2011. She carved her space in the
But due to the selection of few elite representatives, women writers have been forced to rediscover the past a new, forging again and again the consciousness of their sex. This perpetual disruption has led to a sense of alienation among them and prevented them from a sense of collective identity. Furthermore, she emphasizes social and economic condition of women showing a certain discomfort with the idea of a ‘female imagination’, which, for her, reiterates the familiar stereotypes further suggesting permanence, a deep, basic and inevitable difference between male and female ways of perceiving the world. The female literary tradition instead, she argues, is result of the ‘still-evolving relationships between women writers and their society’. Based on this evolutionary assumptions, she divides the female literary tradition into three main phases, namely, Feminine from 1840s to 1880s, Feminist from 1880s to 1920s and finally female from 1920 onwards, though