Women by May Swenson

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Discipline:
Language Arts
Subject:
Poetry
Grade:
11

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Women by May Swenson

-May Swenson was a lesbian.-This poem was written in the 1970's. -This poem was written during the women's liberation movement.-May Swenson was influenced by Edgar Allen Poe.

Themes-Women should put up and shut up.-Gender roles.Tone-Sarcastic-Pesimistic

Rhetorical Devices

-Symbolism-Diction-Illusion

Structure

- Visual Structure of the Poem is Symbolic (uneven ladder, rocking, women's curves)- 8 Stanzas-6 long stanzas, two short stanzas which are both repeated-Iconograph

Imitation

WomenBy:May Swenson

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