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Aunt Jennifer's Tigers by Adrienne Rich - Aunt Jennifer's Tigers by Adrienne Rich Who is Aunt Jennifer. Does she even exist. I had to ask myself these questions before even going further into the poem. The answers opened the door to a deeper meaning behind Aunt Jennifer's Tigers. Based on Adrienne Rich's background I believe Aunt Jennifer did exist. However, Aunt Jennifer was not Rich's aunt. Aunt Jennifer represented women all over the world, particularly women in American, who were caught under the oppressive hand of a patriarchal society....   [tags: Aunt Jennifer's Tigers] 1074 words
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Oppression in Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers - Oppression in Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers Composed in three carefully rhymed stanzas, the poem can firstly seem an homage to the speaker’s skills in stitching a panel with tigers. However, a detailed reading reveals images and symbols that suggest a relation of oppression concerning Aunt Jennifer and her husband. The tigers of Aunt Jennifer’s stitchings are representative of her free spirit, how she pines for freedom from her burdensome husband. The “bright topaz denizens of green” evokes the mental image of majestic tigers not bound by the whims of another being....   [tags: Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers Adrienne Rich] 630 words
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The Use of Symbols in Adrienne Rich's Poem, Aunt Jennifer's Tigers - The Use of Symbols in Adrienne Rich's Poem, Aunt Jennifer's Tigers Freedom has always been an important value in the United States that most people are not willing to give up. Ralph Waldo Emerson, a writer who lived in the 1800s, reminded Americans of their rights of liberty at a time when many people started to conform to established norms. He voiced his opinions about the loss of freedom and invited society to realize that they were relinquishing their rights. Years later, his views still had an impact on citizens....   [tags: Aunt Jennifers Tigers Essays]
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Aunt Kitty - The two of them were alone, his mother had gone grocery shopping and Mrs. Alvarez, their housekeeper, having put her cleaning gear away and changing into her street cloths was also about to depart. Aunt Kitty was busily humming in the kitchen, moving china about and filling a kettle for her afternoon tea. She always had some sort of gifts for them whenever she visited. For Neil she had a wonderful bulky cream colored Irish knit sweater, and for her sister, a beautiful delicate green and gold antique Tea Set....   [tags: Fictional Writing] 1123 words
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Aunt Kitty - “Aunt Kitty,” interrupting, and laughing, “Look at me . . . . I’m turning red.” She placed her hand over his doodling hand. “Well you were a beautiful baby; you were a gift from the angels.” “She refuses to ever discuss her parents, my grandmother and grandfather. You say that you have no problem with that . . . even the meanest details?” His aunt sat back in the chair and fixed her eyes on him for a tantalizing few moments, then looked down at nothing on the table. “It was ugly I guess. Children are not immediately equipped to judge their parents....   [tags: Fictional Writing ] 1550 words
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Aunt Kitty - He chatted about his relationship with this democratic river, that was most often lazy and whispery, and rarely in a testy mood. “Just about where the GW Bridge stands, it’s like an old man awakening from a nap sensing its approach to the turbulent Atlantic, it takes on a youthful vigor.” “It’s almost poetry I’m hearing, said Aunt Kitty looking toward the silver bridge. “More like the makings of a Barcarolle,” he laughed. He turned to her, becoming serious and almost in a whisper he said rapidly, “I must talk to you....   [tags: Fictional Writing ] 2361 words
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Miss Maudie & Aunt Alex - Miss Maudie & Aunt Alex The Maycomb ladies provide an excellent example of racial prejudice, and a failure to see what it is like in someone else’s skin. They believe they are doing well by making money for missions, failing to see the hardship on their own doorsteps. Aunt Alexandra is very important to the novel, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ as she is a representative of these viewpoints, disapproving of Calpurnia and disassociating herself from the black community entirely. Miss Maudie however is the counterpoint to Aunt Alexandra....   [tags: English Literature Essays] 1623 words
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aunt jennifer tigers - Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers By Adrienne Rich Aunt Jennifer’s tigers stride 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 fingers 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 striding, proud and unafraid....   [tags: essays research papers] 1236 words
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Travels with My Aunt - Travels with My Aunt Part 1 Chapter 1 title – The beginning of the End 1. He meets Aunt Augusta and she is 74-75 yrs old 2. Henry describes his father. His father is: - sleepy - sloppy - a building contractor - not outgoing - not motivated to do his job 3. The mother is the Hunter and the father is the Hunted. This shows that his mother dominates his father. She is the person in charge. This also shows that the role of women has changed. Usually men dominated their wives, but in this case it is the complete opposite....   [tags: English Literature Personal Narratives Essays] 2778 words
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Travels With My Aunt. - Travels With My Aunt. In Travels with my Aunt, Graham Greene, the author, tends to show less respect that we would present towards some traditional values and institutions such as religion, Church, marriage, police and funerals. His attitudes towards traditional values lets us see other points of view, for example we wouldn’t had laughed reading about a funeral whilst reading Travels with my Aunt we did. Henry is one of the few characters which Graham Greene show with a respectful attitude towards many things....   [tags: English Literature] 961 words
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Death of My Aunt - I miss her and I’ll miss her always. My aunt, Catherine passed away on Christmas 1997, and it was the biggest chock for my whole family and me. I was living in Syria at that time and my parents flew to Switzerland for the funeral. I remember exactly when my dad called my sister and me in the living room to tell us the news. My dad’s face was a face I had never seen before, looked as pale as ice and chocked like if he had seen a ghost. I could see there was something wrong but nothing could have prepared me for that kind of news....   [tags: essays research papers] 524 words
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Aunt Kiki - Original Writing - Aunt Kiki - Original Writing There she is, the person with no self respect. It is as if all the dignity has been drained out of her to all that’s left is a mindless zombie. Walking into the room with not a care in the world of what she looked like or even what other people thought of her. While she enters the room the distinct odour of tobacco and burnt shrubs fills my lungs and nostrils, the fetid smell of her clammy body embraces me. Why kill yourself for a white stick (cigarettes) and me?, my aunt was always a arrogant and proud woman but very bigoted, that’s why she never listened to anyone else and the cause of her becoming like this....   [tags: Papers] 422 words
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Letter to Aunt and Uncle - Letter to Aunt and Uncle Dear Auntie Gladys and Uncle Jack, As usual, it was a wonderful surprise to hear from you once more. It honestly made my month, I enjoy talking to you and receiving very helpful tips for my future education. My education standards are higher than ever before, you will be pleased to know. My D.T (design technology) teacher as encouraged me to do further GCSE courses for example: graphic designs. Although this is a great opportunity to increase my learning level it is also one more thing to worry about, I have no idea what to do....   [tags: Papers] 430 words
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Compare and Contrast - My Aunt and Uncle - Compare and Contrast - My Aunt and Uncle The old axiom "opposites attract" certainly seems true in regard to my aunt and uncle. Despite a physical resemblance, their differences outnumber their likenesses. The most distinctive differences are in their childhood backgrounds, political views, and personalities. They were born two months apart and in their late fifties, my aunt and uncle resemble each other. They both have silver colored streaks in their black hair. They are both under the average height....   [tags: Relationships Personal Narrative Family Essays] 467 words
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The Scarlet Letter and Aunt Jennifer's Tigers - The Scarlet Letter and Aunt Jennifer's Tigers In the course of our life we need to make many decisions. The way we live our life is a decision each person makes for him/herself. Usually, one choice is better than the other, yet society doesn't always support the better one. The poem, "Aunt Jennifer's Tigers" and The Scarlet Letter present two ways in which women can react to a society dominated by men and how their lives are shaped by their different decisions....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 958 words
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Antigone, Empress of Byzantium, and My Aunt - Antigone, Empress of Byzantium, and My Aunt I have very few heroes, but if I could pick three people who are heroic to me, I would have to choose Antigone from the tragic play Antigone by Sophocles, Theodora, Empress of Byzantium, and my own personal hero, my great aunt Alice. All of these women have had a profound effect on the world around them, and worked hard to shape the world as they saw fit, to protect their loved ones and those to whom they were and are loyal. My personal hero especially has had a profound effect on my upbringing and me....   [tags: Antigone Essays] 1247 words
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Ivan Fyodorovich Sponka and His Aunt - Ivan Fyodorovich Sponka The short story, “Ivan Fyodorovich Shponka and His Aunt”, explicates the life of a man named Ivan Fyodorovich Shponka. We see him briefly in his young years, followed by his life in the army, and his return to the farm where his strong characterized aunt resides. We can see immediately that this man lives in constant cleanliness and dutiful paranoia; these are some of his desires that he wishes to exhibit to others. We can also see his fears, which reside in the confiscation of his masculinity and independence....   [tags: essays papers] 1414 words
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The World War II Story of My Aunt - The World War II Story of My Aunt Before World War 2 started my Great Aunt lived in Kilkenny, in Ireland, and then she came over to England at the beginning of the war to join the forces. She spent her first four years training at a special camp for flight mechanics. After a long four years she went to Hereford for 6 months were she learnt to use the tools involved in mechanics and about aerodynamics. Next she was moved to Northholt which was a special school for pilots learning to fly at night....   [tags: Papers] 526 words
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Aunt Connie's Cookies Contribution Margin and Breakeven Analysis - Aunt Connie's Cookies Contribution Margin and Breakeven Analysis Aunt Connie's Cookies is a brand that is synonymous with delicious Lemon Cream and real Mint Cookies throughout the East and Midwest. Aunt Connie's Cookies was founded in 1986 after a friend of Aunt Connie urged her to take her business and baking skills to the public. The Aunt Connie's brand has grown successful producing Lemon Crème and Real Mint cookies. Maria Villanueva is the current chief executive officer of this family owned company....   [tags: Business Analysis Finance] 1489 words
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College Admissions Essay: Aunt Joan and Yoga - Aunt Joan and Yoga Up until about 40 years ago, yoga was practically unknown to most Americans. When it was introduced to the United States in the '60s, people believed in the incorrect stereotype that it was done only by "hippies," "flower children," and "druggies." Today the term "yoga" is more widely known, now that it is becoming trendier. Yoga is a discipline with a scientific background that was developed over 2000 years ago. In this system of self-development the restless mind is calmed and energy is placed into constructive channels....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 624 words
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Aunt Mary, An Analysis of the Joseph Imperiale Short Story - Usually, a short story may contain profound thoughts. Writers always convey their ideas or opinions by offering several arguments in their productions. These arguments are essential to advancing the story and defining characters. In "Aunt Mary" written by Joseph Imperiale, we might identify three arguments here. The first argument is that children can only grow as far as their boundaries will allow them. This is supported when Joshua nearly electrocutes himself by sticking a knife into a plugged-in toaster in order to get his muffin out....   [tags: World Literature] 736 words
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The People in Night of the Scorpion and My Aunt in Pakistan - The People in Night of the Scorpion and My Aunt in Pakistan Compare the way in which the poet presents the people in Night of the Scorpion and Presents from my Aunt in Pakistan. We live in a world of many cultures and each has it is own way of communicating and two very different poems reflect this. In order to compare and contrast the traditions which have become apparent within the poems; ‘Night of the Scorpion’ by Nissim Ezekiel and ‘Presents from my Aunts in Pakistan’ by Moniza Alvi, further analysis must take place....   [tags: Nissim Ezekiel Moniza Alvi Poems Poetry Essays] 1957 words
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Aunt Jemima's Advertising Campaign from the Late 19th to the Late 20th Century - In the late 1880's in Missouri two men named Chris L. Rutt and Charles G. Underwood created a revolutionary instant pancake flour mix. They created the trademark after visiting a theater and seeing women in blackface, aprons, and red bandanas doing a performance of a song entitled "Old Aunt Jemima." This popular song of the time inspired them to use this very image as their company logo. Rutt and Underwood used many different ways to exploit this new image. They used posters, live appearances, memorabilia, and of course on the product itself....   [tags: Aesthetics] 1586 words
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Childhood Memory and my Role Model, My Aunt Joyce - Since the age of 12, I have struggled to remember what my childhood was like; from time to time I regained a little memory about my life. I was brought up by my grandparents, who worked hard every day to make ends meet for me. However, my life changed on May 25, 1995, when I received a call from Belinda, a friend of the family, saying that my grandparents were in a bad car accident, and that they did not make it out alive. It seemed as though the world around me had come crashing down. Then my aunt Joyce, a mother of three children and a postal worker stepped up as my care giver....   [tags: Childhood, Memory, aunts, single mothers,] 429 words
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What I Learned About The Great Depression from Interviewing my Aunt - The Great Depression: An Inside Story I last visited with my Aunt Olga when I was only six years old while on a road trip my mom and I made to the San Diego Zoo. She lives alone in an apartment in La Jolla and she still remembers me on my birthday and at Christmas. I had a chance to interview her by telephone. This is her story. “The Depression was a time of learning for me. I learned good and bad, right and wrong. With only my mother in the house, and eight brothers and sisters, the Depression hit us....   [tags: american history, stock market crash] 1477 words
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A Comparison of Search for My Tongue and Presents From My Aunt in Pakistan - A Comparison of Search for My Tongue and Presents From My Aunt in Pakistan Search for my tongue and Presents from my aunt in Pakistan are two poems that explore from a personal viewpoint what is like to grow up in unfamiliar and different culture. Both poems consider the conflict that exits when a person tries to fit into a new culture. Search for my tongue considers what it is like when you feel you are losing your culture while presents from my aunt in Pakistan considers how to regain ones culture....   [tags: Papers] 983 words
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Chinese Communism: How Bad Can It Be? Interviewing My Aunt - Communism: How Bad Can It Be. Everybody in my class liked Mr. Debenedetto the social studies teacher. He barely gave homework and class was fun. Who would not like him. This was one of the few classes for me to be listening intently. I was interested in the topic we were currently studying: communism. We were discussing about how America was always against communism whether it be the Vietnam War or the Cold War. At that time I did not know the true meaning of communism. The textbook definitions were always wordy and confusing....   [tags: Communism, social studies, classes, China, intervi] 1327 words
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The Positive Impact of Atticus, Calpurnia and Aunt Alexandra on Scout in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird - The novel to Kill a Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee, is the story of an unfortunate society, where people are greatly affected by poverty due to the Great Depression. The story is based on a narration by Scout Finch, who describes her family and her town, Maycomb. Scout and her brother, Jem, are also introduced to other children, and they share stories and fantasies regarding a mystery man, Boo Radley, who lives in their neighborhood. Scout has a blunt nature, due to which she is an ill-mannered person who does not have any control over her anger and also shows no patience....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird] 1027 words
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miss - A Closer Look at “Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers” The poem “Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers” by Adrienne Rich was written in 1950. At first glance, it appears to be a feminist piece whose sole purpose is to point out the ways in which a particular woman (Aunt Jennifer) is oppressed. However when a closer look is given, there is much more to this piece. When the poem is read line by line, much more meaning can be gleaned from it. “Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers prance across a screen,” the screen would seem to be a tapestry of some kind on which Aunt Jennifer stitched tigers....   [tags: essays research papers] 993 words
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Ms - As most of you have noted, the overall problem seems to be determining what it means to be a Chinese-American woman in an American culture. It also asks what it means to be a woman or human being in American culture. There are several conflicts to note. There is the individual vs the communal in China as compared to the same situation in America. There is the individual vs the family and there is the Chinese vs the American  heritage of the narrator. Which is she to be. Chinese. American....   [tags: essays research papers] 444 words
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A Silent Curse - A Silent Curse Dinner is prepared. The children have finished their homework and the house is debris free. Another day in the life of a married housewife comes to a close. As we look back upon the time of our predecessors, this is the normal routine. Tasks are completed without question and in adherence to the strict expectations of the husband. During this time period, male dominance is evident through the treatment and lack of affection given to the women of the house. "Aunt Jennifer's Tigers," a poem, by Adrienne Rich and Kate Chopin's short story, "The Story of an Hour," equally capture the underlying meaning of matrimony....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 1004 words
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The Demons Within - The Demons Within There are many interesting, well developed, entertaining, colorful, exciting, and provocative characters in Mario Vargas LlosaÕs novel Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter. Pedro Camacho is quite a character, as well as Aunt Julia herself. I was even greatly intrigued by such small characters as Cousin Nancy and, believe it or not, the cabdriver who helped find a mayor to marry Aunt Julia and Marito. however, nobody in the whole book interested me more than Marito Varguitas himself....   [tags: Demons Possession Skinner Frazier Essays] 4166 words
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Maxine Hong Kingston's Woman Warrior - No Name Woman - Maxine Hong Kingston's Woman Warrior - No Name Woman The excerpt, "No Name Woman", from Maxine Hong Kingston's book, Woman Warrior, gives insight into her life as a Chinese girl raised in America through a tragic story of her aunt's life, a young woman raised in a village in China in the early 1900s. The story shows the consequences beliefs, taught by parents, have on a child's life. Kingston attempts to figure out what role the teachings of her parents should have on her life, a similar attempt for many of us in the world....   [tags: Woman Warrior Kingston Essays Papers]
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Escape from Oppression - "Aunt Jennifer's Tigers" by Adrienne Rich tells of the repressed Aunt Jennifer who produces scenes representing freedom and fearlessness, but in reality is trapped and powerless. Only through her artistic expression is she able to find a temporary release from her entrapment. In "Trifles", Minnie Wright allows herself to be subjugated for thirty years before she frees her whole self, through drastic means that leads to a more permanent solution, murdering her husband. From a feminist perspective, these two works give very different examples of how a woman is the cast as the "nonsignificant other" (Bressler 144), but discovers a way out of her continual oppression by rejecting their insignificance....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 977 words
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