Both Laurie Anderson’s motivational song “Beautiful Red Dress” and Carrie Underwood’s more uplifting song “Nobody ever told you” addresses positivity, yet each poet employs unique shifts in tone to achieve her respective purpose. Laurie Anderson portrays women as treated unfairly while Carrie Underwood motivates women to view themselves as confident and self-reliant. Anderson’s use of literary devices, anaphora, and imagery emphasize the neglection of women, and emphasizes the gender inequality which causes economic inequality. However, in contrast, Carrie Underwood’s use of literary devices, similes, and anaphora highlights the positivity of women. Through Anderson’s Song Beautiful Red Dress, she highlights in her lyrics “I’m at high tide”.
In contrast to past gender stereotypes, they argue that girls should be strong, independent, and intelligent. Orenstein takes a second wave feminism approach, meaning females are just as capable as males. She references how she commonly writes about feminism and warning parents of a “preoccupation of body and beauty” in order to pull for a change in society (327). The beauty standards give women an impossible set of goals deterring their confidence. In addition to unrealistic standards, Orenstein is alarmed by the growing popularity of princesses because she views them as “retrograde role models” (329).
This poem makes sure to highlight how women felt and why they wanted to be flappers. Both the novel and the poem talk about flappers and have similar themes, plots, and symbols about women during the ‘20s. Similar to the novel, the poem has a strong message about women and how they were thought of. Both the novel and the poem show how women acted in order to get attention and to get men to notice them. In fact, early in the novel, Daisy believes that the best thing a woman can do is show off her feminine traits and be beautiful because after her daughter is born she says: “I’m glad it’s a girl.
The two friends of Enda each display a very different type of woman for the reader to evaluate, and compare Enda too. Adele is (as before mentioned) the ideal woman of society, and then Mademoiselle represents the opposite and independent side of that. These persons are included in Enda’s social circle to represent the fluctuation between the two personalities that Enda experiences in finding out who she wants to become. Chopin wrote the character of Adele to demonstrate how similar the two may have seemed in the beginning. As well as to show how far apart the women seemed to be towards the end.
After the 19th amendment was passed, giving women the right to vote, woman began leaving behind their traditional roles and taking on new responsibilities, fashion trends and claiming their independence. (Doc 5.The New Woman). The younger generation of ladies in the 1920s surfaced into what is know as a flapper. Flappers listened to jazz music, embraced risqué fashion trends, and took part in bold behavior, which challenged their stereotype and led to more tension. The need breed of woman wanted to be accepted by the older generation, who often judged and disagreed with their new lifestyle.
“To the Ladies”, written by Lady Mary Chudleigh, is a poem that expresses feminism, and gives women a taste of how they would be treated in a marriage. Chudleigh displays this poem as a warning to women who are not married yet, as she regrets getting married. She uses such words that compares to slavery, and negative attitudes toward future wives to warn them. Back in this time period when the poem was published in 1703, women were known as property of men and you won’t have an opinion or a say so. The poem expresses a life of a naïve woman, who is bound to marriage by God, and she cannot break the nuptial contract.
Redefining the Role of Women and Love in The Lais of Marie de France Composed during the late twelfth century The Lais of Marie de France, have long been valued and studied for their literary and historical qualities. However, as she is the earliest known French woman poet, Marie’s works also allow for a productive sociological study of the lives and perspective of medieval women. Not surprising, her Lais are abound with a total of sixty-eight women and Marie categorizes them into the roles of good women, bad women, and sisters. This prompts the question, what is the purpose of the women in Marie’s Lais? This paper seeks to address this question by arguing that Marie’s Lais are a documentation of medieval women’s perspective, which she utilizes to, reassesses and critically examine the medieval era’s concepts of love and women.
The tone of this song is one of an older, more mature woman relating to a younger woman. The more mature woman is trying to convince the younger women that she understands the body image struggles that she is going through by using pathos to make the audience empathize with the younger woman. The more mature voice of the song also encourages the younger woman to embrace her “flaws” and see the beauty in her
Bradstreet’s inner Struggle in a Nutshell: Motherhood is not a limitation, it’s an asset The poet Anne Bradstreet resorts to her stance as an industrious woman to further elaborate her poems using her two significant roles in Puritan society: wife and mother. In “The Author to Her Book” we can contemplate how the role of the mother has taken a big toll on her writing. Consequently, the poem itself is comprised of one long stanza in which the conceit correlates the poem and an ‘ugly child’, represented by the “ill-form’d offspring” (1). Why did she decide to use this juxtaposition? An idea that has come to my mind is how “poor” (25) circumstances are conveyed as a liability weighing over her head, ergo affecting her reasoning and making her believe that the only way in which she could possibly develop her poetry is through experience.
Kay is the speaker of, “The Type” and throughout the poem, she is taking to individuals who identify themselves to be a woman. This is shown in the opening line when she says, “If you grow up the type of women...” Throughout this poem, Kay explores the themes of empowerment and identity, through the use of repetition and connotation. Through the frequent use of repetition, Kay puts emphasis on how women are defined in relation to males. Additionally, she also uses connotation to remind women they are more than what they are perceived to be in relation to others and they have the power to define themselves. Therefore the main idea of the poem is to perhaps remind women of their worth and inspire them to define themselves on their own terms, and not through the eyes of men or in comparison/relation to their relationship with others.