society has set up for her. 3. I truly have a very vague memory of the Walt Disney animated film/fairy tale, but from what I do remember, the poem is a close satire of the actual story. Here the woman is cleaning, yet the the seven dwarves are replaced with the seven deadly sins that are tailored to fit the presubscribed sins a male society has put on a woman. For example, one of these sins is Pride, but the “wall of looking glass” is an allusion to the fairy tale. This may serve to be a satire as it may be a commentary on where society looks to find their values of woman. Take the modern view of relationships for example. Disney has conditioned both males and females alike that there is a prince and a queen for one another; if not, any relationship that does not fall under such a notion will savour anticlimax. 99. An Altered look about the hills 1. tyrian - of or pertaining to ancient Tyre or its people; chanticleer - a name given to a rooster 2. The changes in the poem simply follow springtime. We are given details such as “a purple finger on the slope”, or a “flower expected everywhere”. These are valid descriptions of a change occurring, but when Nickodemus mystery is considered in context of the poem, we may wonder if the poem is mentioning rebirth. Nicodemus's mystery is that how can an old man be born again. The simple answer is this, through a rebirth found through faith, and not through a “second time into his mother's womb to be born!”And so, the poem does concur with the biblical passage, but in a more spiritual way, as the poem mentions spring and not a human.
4 100. Abraham to Kill Him 1. obeisance- deferential respect’; demurred - raised doubts 2. Tyranny and mastiff all refer to how powerful and demanding god seems to Abraham at the moment.Both act metonym of a bigger whole. 3. Abraham is the oldest figure in the bible. Abraham was instructed to kill Isaac. Tyranny, as mentioned above, refers to how demanding God seems to Abraham. It almost seems tyrannical of him to ask Abraham to kill his only son, isaac. 4.Dickinson may just be retelling the biblical passage in verse, as I cannot really detect any sense of tone from the poem, or I may just be having difficulty finding it. I do find it odd that she refers to Isaac as an urchin however. 101. In the Garden Obviously the allusion is to Eve. The paradox is simple, as when it that she was “buried before she was born” is a reference to her original sin, which condemned her and every descendent of her. This is more of a figurative “burying” than an actual death burying.
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