aunt jennifer tiger - Here's the poem Aunt Jennifer's...

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Here's the poem: Aunt Jennifer's tigers prance across a screen, Bright topaz denizens of a world of green. They do not fear the men beneath the tree; They pace in sleek chivalric certainty. Aunt Jennifer's finger fluttering through her wool Find even the ivory needle hard to pull. The massive weight of Uncle's wedding band Sits heavily upon Aunt Jennifer's hand. When Aunt is dead, her terrified hands will lie Still ringed with ordeals she was mastered by. The tigers in the panel that she made Will go on prancing, proud and unafraid. End Rhyme (rhyming couplets): "screen" / "green" Alliteration : " f inger f luttering" (the "-f" sound) Assonance : "b e n ea th the tr ee " (the long "e" sound) Euphony : "finger fluttering through her wool" (pleasant sounding) Sibilance : " S till ringed with ordeal s sh e wa s ma s tered by./ The tiger s in the panel that sh e made" ("-s" and "-sh" sounds) Consonance : "ha nd s will lie / Still ri ng ed" (the "-ng" sound “Aunt Jennifer’s tigers ” is a feminist poem, which is critical of the male dominated world for terrifying and oppressing women like aunt Jennifer. The author “Adrienne Rich” symbolized the spirit of freedom by the tigers. Aunt Jennifer, in this poem is knitting a panel of Tigers jumping jerkily in the forest .It symbolizes the freedom, which is enjoyed by male folk only in this world. Jennifer wanted to enjoy freedom in her art only, but in the actual world she is oppressed. Women like Aunt Jennifer are never been able to taste the freedom, as they are victims of Male chauvinism. As the poem grows we find that Aunt Jennifer is suffering from a very dreaded disease, which is named as “Feeling of slavery ”. The poet used the image of “fluttering wool” that highlights the extensive oppression of women. Aunt Jennifer is so oppressed and so timid and terrified than her frail fingers are not able to hold the weight of something even as light as wool. Her struggling with ivory needles suggests the loss of her individual identity under the weight of uncle’s domination and her terrorized state of mind. The expression “Uncle’s wedding band
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Symbolizes the suppression of women in matrimony . Wedding band is the symbolic of oppression of a woman by custom and law. Lastly the author wants to express that Aunt is so victimized that even death can’t make her free.
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This note was uploaded on 05/21/2011 for the course MARKETING 104 taught by Professor Fazli during the Spring '11 term at College of E&ME, NUST.

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