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obvious double standards that women were and are held to and does it with incrediblewit and control. After the doctor’s notable lack of performance, and her blaming it on hisage instead of the odors in the room, he demands his money back because there wasno exchange of goods (Montagu 84).After her refusal to return the money, he threatensto expose her disgusting lifestyle and less than hygienic living quarters (Montagu 98).Her prompt response, which is my favorite line is “She answered short, I'm glad you'llwrite; You'll furnish paper when I shite” (Montagu99-100).These two lines play onspecific references from both poems while also adding a little jab at Swift’s writing inreal life.The wit contained here with the combination of ending the poem on suchquote is what did it for me. There were obviously other factors, which have beenexplained, but this was the icing on the cake in solidifying my choice of Montaguemerging as the victor.Swift, Jonathan. "The Lady’s Dressing Room".Poetry Foundation, 2017,.Montagu, Lady Mary Wortley. "The Reasons That Induced Dr S. To Write A Poem CalledThe Lady's Dressing Room".English.Upenn.Edu,.
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Summer
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CHAMP
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Poetry, Satire, Montagu, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

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