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.
sentimentality are inherent in all women in all times, which makes these poems universal and
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.
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.
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