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Zavala 1 Alexandra Zavala AP English Literature Mrs. Willden January 17, 2017 “In Duty Bound” Essay Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s poem, In Duty Bound, she discusses a woman’s troubles during the late nineteenth century,in which the feminist movement was taking place and gaining ground. The poem was intended for women looking for a reason to join the movement and recruit others to the cause. The tones of the speaker convey detachment and hopelessness for herself and for womankind through the form of the poem as well as poetic diction and vivid imagery. The author's main purpose in this feminist poem was for the speaker to inspire other women to stand up for themselves and take charge of their lives if change were ever to occur. Charlotte Gilman uses form in her poem to carry a flow and steady rhythm for the reader, only breaking it at certain, important moments in which she needs the reader to pause, look it over again, and get the true meaning behind her writings. In stanzas four and five for example, the word “pain”(lines 17,22), appears as the last word in the second line of each stanza. The repetition of the word suggests importance and could convey the speaker’s emotions and physical feeling, or sense of touch. The speaker actually feels the pain for herself and for the thousands of other women on whom she speaks on behalf of. The ‘pain’ of the fourth stanza is meant to be taken as by obtained rights, and being treated as equals, no longer feeling the suffocating pain, “The common joys of life will numb the pain” (line 17). The second ‘pain’
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