general review of being a woman

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English 102 Michael Hedges May 5, 2008 General Review of Being a Woman The one thing I love most about female writers is that not only do they pour their hearts and souls into their writings, they also tell it like it is. Whether it’s pregnancy, relationships, or even just cosmetics, a woman is always ready to explain her deepest thoughts. Sensitivity and sentimentality are inherent in all women in all times, which makes these poems universal and timeless. It doesn’t matter if a woman is from England, the United States, 1893 or 2008; women of all races, generations, cultures, and beliefs can relate to one, if not all of these poems. Three of the poems I read this semester have really proven that. Sylvia Plath, Dorothy Parker, and Carole Satyamurti each wrote poems about being pregnant, being in a relationship, and being proud to be a woman, respectively, each in their own ways. Plath’s poem, “Metaphors” (Kirszner & Mandell 945), describes through metaphors, of course, what a pregnant woman looks and feels like. The use of imagery gives the reader a picture of things that may look like a pregnant belly. The line “This loaf’s big with it’s yeasty rising” gives the picture of bread dough rising in the oven. A reader could take the line’s hint to mean that watching bread dough rise is like watching nine months worth of stomach expansion, or it could mean that there’s a “bun in the oven”, another metaphor for pregnancy. The end line
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