What Is The Theme Of Girl By Jamaica Kincaid

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Girl The poem Girl by author Jamaica Kincaid shows love and family togetherness by creating the next generation of women. The poem is basically a guidebook for life on how a woman should take care of their family. Jamaica Kincaid demonstrates the proper task a woman should display. Girl symbolizes the proper way to respect yourself not only as a person, but as a woman. When a woman carries herself respectfully man admire her more. A man is usually attracted to women when mother-like characteristics. Women should hold high expectations of herself more than anybody. Women are not able to perform the set of tasks that a man is able to perform without being called a slut.
“Always squeeze bread to make sure it’s fresh; but what if the baker won’t let me feel the bread?; you mean to say that after all you are really going to be the kind of woman who the baker won’t let near the bread?”. In this section of the story, the mother describes the baker’s potential refusal to allow the daughter to touch the bread as a social outcast, most importantly a slut. The author expresses what she is trying to say by using words such as feel, and squeeze into terms to describe a sexual act. After that her daughter tries to play innocent like she has no idea what the mother is talking about. The
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The poem Girl is a Prose poem because it does not rhyme, have lines, and it lacks the traditional form of poetry. The advice and commands spoken in one long, unending breath create a smothering sense of duty and even oppression that stifles real, two-way communication. The daughter uses the few opportunities she has to speak to protect herself from her mother’s belief that she’ll grow older to become a “slut,” suggesting that the daughter has already begun to resent her mother. At the same time, however, Kincaid uses the run-on sentence structure to make the mother’s wisdom and experience of
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