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Journal #10 Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers The poem is about a woman who is quilting and how the quilt is what she truly wants her life to be like. In reality she is married to a man who does not really let her do anything. “The massive weight of Uncle’s wedding band.” This shows that she is encumbered by him and is not herself. The tigers on her quilt are quite different. “They do no fear the men beneath the tree; They pace in sleek chivalric certainty.” They do not
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Unformatted text preview: care about anyone else and will do what they want. The tone of the poem is envy. Aunt Jennifer is envious of the tiger. She is bound be her husband while they roam freely. The imagery of Aunt Jennifer trying to quilt but she finds it hard because the wedding band is holding her down. This shows that she cannot do much because of her husband. The theme of the poem is that the tigers represent Aunt Jennifers yearning for freedom even though she has none....
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course ENGL 101 taught by Professor Robert during the Spring '07 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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