GradeSaver, 21 May 2017 Web. It weighs heavily on Aunt Jennifer, perhaps as a result of the emotional baggage associated with it via her marriage. The Poem Diving into the Wreck First having read the book of myths, and loaded the camera, and checked the edge of the knife-blade, I put on the body-armor of black rubber the absurd flippers the grave and awkward mask. Is the speaker trying to explicate that marriage is oppressive? Then the reality, using past to present, as the woman realizes by the minor demons, her inner thoughts of the fantasy versus the reality of the house work he left behind for her to do. The voyage into new territory may require us to adopt a generalized, mythic identity. Rung after rung and still the oxygen immerses me the blue light the clear atoms of our human air.
Even in death the submissive lifestyle she led shows through in her hands, the workhorses of the woman at home. I still need to think about this and and try to analyze it more. She is quiet, coward, and totally dependent on her husband. Until, she goes under water, she does not know the problems and consequences of diving into the wreck. Press your cheek against my medals, listen through them to my heart Doctor, can you see me if I'm naked? Finally the man In her life Is Introduced. The unexpected wreck is discrimination to female on the basis of gender and the lagging behind in the development of humanity. Who can consider her suffering and escapism without being compelled to empathize or sympathize with her plight? She puts on scuba gear, and describes the process of descending to the wreck.
Moreover, she hopes that poetry can transform human interaction. The words like, grime, writhe, coldly, sepulchral, beetle-eyes, Jeered, and demons all give a feeling of the sadness that this woman feels every day. Discussion and Research Topics 1. Yet, beyond the perfect wording of her poem and the beautiful images it provides lies a dark and significant truth. The tigers she creates will outlast her and become a symbol of freedom and independence. Art can bring a sense of inner peace and instil confidence, however fragile.
As I have said on many occasions, change is a fact of life, and the only people who welcome change are babies with wet nappies. The illusion of a fantasy and now the reality of her life. This can be seen in her own poetic career, as an early period of polite dissent blooms into a powerful voice that strives to unpick the mythologies and mystifications that allow unjust systems of power to continue. I'll tell you about the mermaid Sheds swimmable tail Gets legs for dancing Sings like the sea with a choked throat Knives straight up her spine Lancing every step There is a price There is a price For every gift And all advice. Green is often associated with ther season of spring and rebirth. The mood then shifts again and she paints a pretty picture of her home with fruit and happiness on the table, a piano with an expensive shawl, and a cat as a nice pet. Aunt Jennifer's Tigers by Adrienne Rich: Summary and Critical Analysis The speaker describes the tigers which her aunt produced by using colored threads on heavy cloth.
These hard-handed themes echoed her discontent, which had smoldered for a decade as she mastered the techniques of sexual politics. Like a relentless milkman up the stairs, she has to wake up and do the same thing day after day like the milkman waking up and starting all over again to deliver the milk. From The Nation 1973 Deborah Pope The wreck represents the battered hulk of the sexual definitions of the past, which Rich, as an underwater explorer, must search for evidence of what can be salvaged. The poet begins the exploration alone, but she suggests that others have risked such journeys toward clarification. First the air is blue and then it is bluer and then green and then black I am blacking out and yet my mask is powerful it pumps my blood with power the sea is another story the sea is not a question of power I have to learn alone to turn my body without force in the deep element.
Could the speaker then be implying that Eve was right in eating the forbidden fruit and not in fact weak, or vice versa? The first stanza is structurally insignificant, but still meaningful. After all, the Chinese believe that ivory protects the physical body Kapadiaat. The freely placed lines and unique structure do not break up the poem, instead they bring power and significance to the unique features of her individual poems, stressing the meaning of the poem to the reader. Even the motive is vague and not necessarily pure: We are, I am, you are by cowardice or courage the one who find our way back to this scene carrying a knife, a camera a book of myths in which our names do not appear. This forces us to think about what it means to be reading a poem.
Norton, 2011 Telephone Ringing in the Labyrinth: Poems 2004—2006 W. But Aunt Jennifer is just opposite to tigers. It is important to note, however, that Rich can also be positive about marriage and relationships. So the tigers know exactly what they're doing, being confident and vital, thanks to Aunt Jennifer's skill at sewing. Being honorable often implies sincerity.
I am she: I am he whose drowned face sleeps with open eyes whose breasts still bear the stress whose silver, copper, vermeil cargo lies obscurely inside barrels half-wedged and left to rot we are the half-destroyed instruments that once held to a course the water-eaten log the fouled compass We are, I am, you are by cowardice or courage the one who find our way back to this scene carrying a knife, a camera a book of myths in which our names do not appear. It also shows a very unconventional style of writing. Therefore, he is the one who is hampering Aunt Jennifer. But her journey is the journey from ignorance to realization. The final image ends with By evening she was back in love again, shows the fantasy versus the reality of waking to feel the daylight coming when she can start all over again. As she reaches down, she feels that she has played the double roles of mermaid and merman. Additionally, for the narrator this journey is also an internal exploration.