Aunt Jennifer

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  • 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

  • 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

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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

  • 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

  • The Parallels of Women

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    spoken too, and virtually having no rights. Now women are the CEO’s of company’s and have all the same rights and their male counterparts. Sadly though in “Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers” and “Barbie Doll” there are two females who lack the freedom and power that many other women have today. Looking at the poems from a general standpoint, Aunt Jennifer and the “girlchild” (1), as she is called, share similarities. Both females are unhappy and living under someone else’s rule. At closer inspection the poems

  • 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

  • Aunt Jennifer's Tigers Poem Analysis

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    published nineteen volumes of poetry. A strong resistance to racism and militarism echoes through her work. The poem "Aunt Jennifer 's Tigers" is about the trials of an older woman in distress because her marriage is in trouble, and she is too afraid to leave her husband. The most clear point in the poem is the ongoing contrast between the fictional Tigers and Aunt Jennifer. Aunt Jennifer is a woman who feels oppressed in an all male dominated society. In 1950 women did not have a say on how they felt

  • Theme Of Aunt Jennifer's Tigers By Adrienne Rich

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    In the Poem, “Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers” the author, Adrienne Rich implies a sense of standard­bearer, Aunt Jennifer, as a meek, passive woman, suffocated by her espousement furthermore the basis she must meet to please society. She encounters cacophony between the piece of her that is accustomed to being told how she can live and the piece of her that needs to be free of these societal restrictions. Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers is portrayed as a suppressive way of marriage and society’s desires of ladies

  • A Silent Curse

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    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. Both literary works have similar themes portraying a woman's struggle with oppression, marital burdens and the secret want for freedom. As the poem by Rich opens, Aunt Jennifer is creating a beautiful work of needlepoint. It is through the power of symbolism

  • Oppression in Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers

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    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

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