Aunt Jennifer Essays

  • aunt jennifer tigers

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    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

  • Revision Rich

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    is for this reason that the themes of many of Rich's poems are advice for women to live life for themselves, listening only to what their hearts tell them. The three poems "Aunt Jennifer's Tigers," "Snapshots of a Daughter-in-Law" and "Planetarium" are analyzed to demonstrate the changes in Rich's way of writing. Rich wrote "Aunt Jennifer's Tigers" in 1951, while she was a student. At this time in her life she conforms to tradition in her writing, and tries not to identify herself as a female poet

  • Who was Aunt Jennifer?: Analysis of Aunt Jennifer´s Tigers by Adrienne Rich

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    The poem “Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers” by Adrienne Rich is about a married woman who is portrayed through her creations. She knits tigers to show the type of person she truly longs to be; vigorous, free, and valiant- all the characteristics that women aren’t allowed to be. Aunt Jennifer knows that even when she passes away her art would live on and it will show who she’s always been, thus creating a theme of immortality throughout the poem. “Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers” is made up of three stanzas with

  • Aunt Jennifer's Tigers by Adrienne Rich

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    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

  • Aunt Jennifer's Tigers

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    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

  • The Use of Symbols in Adrienne Rich's Poem, Aunt Jennifer's Tigers

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    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

  • Theme Of Aunt Jennifer's Tigers By Adrienne Rich

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    English 102 Subject: Subject and the theme of the poem March 6th, 2014 Aunt Jennifer`s Tigers: The subject and the theme of the poem: Aunt Jennifer`s tigers is very simple and clear. The basic theme is that the poet Adrienne Rich displays a female a woman who is very audacious. She is a woman who is trapped in a fearful and a timid life. The problems in her life have been given birth to by the culture she belongs to and her marriage. Her life is very complex and difficult, but she has been striving

  • To Kill A Mockingbird - Changes in the Characters Thought the Novel

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    her everyday life. She began to act slightly more grown up in situations such as Aunt Alexandria's dinner party. Scout forgot how much she despised her Aunt and how much she disliked dresses and joined the group of women in their conversations. Despite how she didn't want to "act more like a lady", she played along with her Aunt's "campaign to teach me (Scout) to be a lady" made an exception to please her Aunt and to create some peace between them. Upon hearing the news of Tom's death she concludes

  • Blasphemies and Discrimination in The Chrysalids

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    Wyrndham has based this book on the different views toward blasphemies and how the characters all have a different approach on the subject. The three greatest ranges in different reactions to Blasphemes would come from the characters: Joseph Strorm, Aunt Harriet, and Sophie Wender. Joseph Strorm is the character in the novel that has the greatest disliking toward Blasphemies. Joseph is the father of David Strorm. He is a strong believer in God and his life is based around his religion: "The Norm

  • Personal Narrative- Fear of Technology

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    of Technology My grandmum spoke for us all that Christmas when she opened her gift from my aunt and uncle. She only half-unwrapped the box before launching it at my father across the room, crabbing “Now what in the hell am I supposed to do with THIS?” She proceeded to sulk, the way only my eighty-year-old gram can, arms crossed, lips pursed, but laughing the whole time despite herself. My aunt and uncle had done the extreme disservice of buying my gram an answering machine. Yes, the woman

  • Edwin A. Abbott's Flatland

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    Flatland We are brought up thinking that everyone shares our views and that they are correct and the only right way of seeing things. In Flatland, a novel by Edwin A. Abbott, two men from different dimensions argue about which one of their societies is right and more superior. They accomplish nothing because each is so closed- minded to the fact that what they have known all their lives may be wrong. This is the case when it comes to homosexuality in today's world

  • To Kill A Mockingbird Essay

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    the book after a rude comment Mrs. Dubose had made Jem had cut all of her flowers with a baton that he had got for Scout. After this happe... ... middle of paper ... ...Walter is trash. Walter just got labeled trash because of his social class. Aunt Alexandra is being very rude about all of this. The court case had been very unfair and because of this Scout started to realize the unfairness in society. “There’s something in our world that makes men lose their heads- they couldn’t be fair if they

  • Bank Robbery

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    " Shorty said. Bruno ignored him. "Here's the plan. Tonight while you're holed up in a motel, I'll meet with the bank prez. If there's inside info to be had, I'll get it." "You're going to dinner with the prez? Come on!" "No joke. The big gun is my aunt, Alice Brunk." "A woman?" "Yeah. She held out for a career before it was the 'in' thing for women." "And you'd steal from family? Why?" So when do we strike?" Shorty asked. "Early in the morning, I hope. First I've got to find out when the vault opens

  • Storybook

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    David Strom had always dreamt of a different world. A more peaceful and accepting one than Waknuk, but to do so meant that he was going against the beliefs he was raised with. “Only the image of God is man”, “Keep pure the stock of the Lord”, “In purity our salvation”, “Watch for thou mutant”, “The norm is the will of God”, “Reproduction is the only holy production” and “The devil is the father of deviation” were all lessons that he was forced into memorizing. One day when was playing on the hills

  • Biography of James Brown

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    walking around in the woods looking for doodlebugs, and playing a harmonic his father gave him. During this time alone, he never had anyone around to talk to but himself (Brenchley, 2003). In 1938, he and his father moved in with his aunt who lived in Augusta, Georgia. His Aunt Honey ran a Grambling house, and brothel to make ends meet. James would also earn money by working in the cotton fields, and dancing for the soldiers to help feed a household of 18 people. He also spent time in the church sweeping

  • A look a "Pratical Magic"

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    exception of the fact that they have a gift. The aunts: Jet and Frances in the movie would be considered to follow the typical stereotype of a witch that is old but even though they are typical old woman that lives on the outskirts of town they break the stereotypical medieval image of a witch being ugly and a hag but they also perpetuate other stereotypes by dressing in lavish 19th century clothing. Their style screams “I’m different”. The aunts seem to be aging quite well. They appear to look young

  • The Character Vasia in Boris Pasternack's Doctor Zhivago

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    One day his uncle was called in by the local soviet authorities to answer some questions, and accidentally walked into the Bolshevik's labor recruitment office, where he was conscripted into forced labor and herded off to a train. Vasia and his aunt went to say farewell the next day, and his uncle pleaded with the guard, Voroniuk, to let him out of the car to see his wife for one last minute. Voroniuk, fearing for his own position, allowed him to leave only if Vasia stayed in his place for insurance

  • Jane Eyre

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    young her father allowed their aunt to educate and raise the children until they were old enough to seek a career. Their aunt was a stern woman and “was rather content receiving obedience than affection”3 which is similar to the character of Aunt Reed in Jane Eyre. Although Hunsden did not hold any blood relation to Crimsworth the relationship between the men was cold which forced Crimsworth to find separation form ridicule and harsh criticism as did Bronte from her aunt. The novel Jane Eyre further

  • Montana 1948 by Larry Watson

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    In Montana 1948, written by Larry Watson, the events that took place irrevocably changed David Hayden’s life in several ways, both good and bad. The novel Montana 1948, is written from the point of view of David, the son of the Mercer County’s sheriff, Wesley Hayden and features many events which are indelible from his memory. The death of Little Marie Soldier, David’s housekeeper, was the first event, which would ultimately change David’s life. After her death, David experiences great discomfort

  • David Copperfield

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    sign of bad luck. David's father has already died and his aunt comes to stay with him and his mother as this novel gets off to a very slow start. Soon David becomes aware that his mother has relations with another man and asks one of his servants, "if you marry a person, and the person dies, why then you may marry another person, mayn't you?" David is immediately angered that his mother has betrayed his father and goes off to live with his aunt. A while later, David goes back home but quickly gets into