Tracy K. Smith's No-Fly Zone Of Life On Mars

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What would one expect from a father who kept his daughter locked in a cell for decades to Abu Ghraib? Tracy K Smith, in Life on Mars, shows herself as the poet of extraordinary ambition and rage. In No-Fly Zone, Smith has ambiguously talked about a girl (can be the poet herself) tracing a growth of African-American girl who must learn hard lessons of puberty and early adulthood and linking it to the history of America by depicting what it meant to be a black woman. With the use of elegy, figurative language, socio-political commentary, and metaphors in the third section of her collection, mainly in No-Fly Zone of Life on Mars, she talks about the ambiguity of what a girl has to fear in the society, her loneliness without parents, and why a girl has to save herself for her husband. (Writing about the theme of the poem……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..) Smith describes…show more content…
The loss of mother is touchy, also the sadness and grief shows gloom. The poem is reflective as it contains generalizations about life of an orphan black girl, her suffering, and hardness faced by her during her puberty. Smith believes that a girl has equal desire and ambitions as men. But she is deprived of laughter, opportunity, talk, questioning, and absolute happiness. Smith wants the girl should get chance to speak openly and puts her view in social and political matters. “As a woman, I’m constantly reassuring myself that it’s important for my children to see a woman doing something she is passionate about, going away and coming home, speaking publicly about the things she believes in. Our culture (our civilization!) still seems to celebrate that in men more than it does in women” (“Tracy K. Smith Talks to Gregory Pardlo | Literary Hub"). In this poem, the poet suggests that the girl is unhappy because of loss of her parent, she has no rights to question and put her views on social and political matter, and she is
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