Tate Patton 1Jacquelyn Tate PattonEnglish 121-81Mrs. Burden16 November 2016“Comparison Poem for Gretel in Darkness”THESIS: While comparing the two poems “Gretel in Darkness” to the original “Hansel and Gretel” by Anne Sexton there are different perception and meanings. Gretel is suffering human experience of pain and suffering.Topic Sentence: The author is using Gretel memories to tell what has made her darkness come alive.And memory of women, in our father’s hut we sleep, are never hungry. Why do I not forget? (line 10)No one even remembers. Even you, my brother, summer afternoons you look at me as though you meant to leave, (line 15) as though it never happened. But I killed for you. I see armed firs the spires of that gleaming kiln- “Nights I turn to you to hold me but you are not there, am I alone?” (lines 19-20)Topic Sentence: Metaphor is used in “All who would have seen us dead are dead” (lines 2-3) shows how the witch death caused her pain and suffering. And memory of the witch’s cry break in the moonlight through a sheet of sugar: God rewards. (line 5) Her tongue shrivels into gas, Now, far from women’s arm. (line 6-7)Am I alone? Spies hiss in the stillness, Hansel we are there still, and it is real, real, that black forest, and the fire earnest. (line 23-24)Topic Sentence: Louise Gluck and Anne Sexton both used a feminine point of view.