She gives a hyperbolic statement in which she describes how everyday, every Nazi, took, at 8:00 A. A hitch is some minor problem or issue. Dangerous ideas would have no place to root. The Poem Itself First thing's first. She is the opposite of, but also taking on the role, of death in this stanza and the rest of the poem. And what of the dead? A paradox is when two contrasting ideas are put together.
Setting up the poem with little anecdotes of unexpected reality, Sexton's sarcastic tone foreshadows the outcome of the poem. Another example of ironic imagery in Sexton's poem is actual my favorite lines in the poem. She remembers the Nazis and their treatment of those deemed lesser. Just being a woman in today's world often can be enough to degrade a person in the public's eye, let alone being labeled as a crazy woman. Women are to be obedient, quiet, and timid. Second Stanza The second stanza is short, only two lines of the same thing.
First Stanza Written in the first person, Her Kind is a poem about subversity, the speaker acknowledging that she has been all three personas at some time in her life - the witch, the mother, the adulteress. From that point on, Anne Sexton slowly applies her life to the poem, and adds the parts of her like that she has trouble with into her poem. It is used as an attention grabbing statement right at the beginning of the poem. Subjected to nervous breakdowns and admitted to a neuropsychiatry hospital, Sexton must have been all too familiar with the staring eyes and the judging minds of the public. A woman like that is not a woman, quite. It was one that also had a happy ending. Eagerly, proudly, the witch-poet embraces the identity of other brave, possessed women.
This paper will attempt to elaborate on what makes the women in these tales powerful and how they execute their power. The strength and power of the persona brought significant aspect of women empowerment into the society of oppressed women. On the inside is a soul imprisoned and lacking control and authority over her very body. The betrayal of the expectations of finding order in places where you most need it to be found carries an undertone of emptiness that stretches beyond the confines of the mental hospital--as the title alludes--to indict the failure of spiritual healing in addition the failure of the health care system. She continues with this idea of what the reader did not do.
I perceive it as the author symbolically describing her experience with manic episodes that she endured, but she describes it all in the second person perspective. The role of the lonely housewife, looking after the home and the kids, is brought into sharp focus in this second stanza. Her husband feared for her welfare and thus climbed into the garden to fetch the life-giving tubers. Sexton uses a sarcastic tone by implying the situational irony in each story. On the first day of the three-day ball Cinderella is told that the only way she will be allowed to go to the ball is if she picks up a plate of lentils her stepmother has thrown on the floor. The poem takes less of a focus on the happy ever after in Cinderella and makes it into… 918 Words 4 Pages Anne Sexton was a junior-college dropout who, inspired by emotional distress, became a poet. Autoplay next video A woman who loves a woman is forever young.
Solidifying her opinion and the judgement she has passed. Her freedom of expression engaged female literary figures at the same time that it distressed poet James Dickey. Yet with all that, there is a vitality that comes of the narrator, existing in clear contrast to the trajectory of the poem, which contributes toward the infusion of a strange fascination present in the work. Sexton is presenting the reader with the idea that she the speaker is the equivalent to a 17th century witch and that all women are potentially threatened by society if they are deemed unconventional or unworthy. By offering a glimpse into the past, the present is open for reappraisal——both of Sexton herself and the legacy of psychoanalytic treatment. Literature is another powerful means of conveying the Prince Charming and rags-to-romance Cinderella persona.
I have been her kind. She announces them openly and wants the speaker to know that. The speaker in the poem is definitely Sexton herself. Just being a woman in today's world often can be enough to degrade a person in the public's eye, let alone being labeled as a crazy woman. In these lines, she tells the story that the person took their sorrow, and instead of letting it take over, they nursed it back to health. Moreover, Anne Sexton uses stunning imagery to illustrate the pain society inflicts on an outcast. Sexton implies that the happily ever after story happens by.
The theme of kindness is one that remains very prominent within each variation of the tale of Cinderella. The author used dark words such as evil and night to justify the thought of power in beneath the dak side of life. Despite her many achievements, critical discussions of her work tended to focus on the apparently autobiographical elements of her verse. Yet he dazzled her with his answers. We can see Sexton attempting to make sense of her life and therapy and get an intimate glimpse into a psychologically tortured yet immensely creative woman during a period of emerging feminism and cultural change. Her literary growth was swift and intense.
In one of the poet's characteristic split personalities, through a double first-person presentation, she merges consciousness with a subversive, energized woman shunned by the pious as she is hunted for witchcraft. Letting the world know her opinion. My darling, the wind falls in like stones from the whitehearted water and when we touch we enter touch entirely. In a bold sixth line the speaker claims that she is not ashamed to die for living an alternative life because she has done no wrong. The comment weighs heavy in light of her own choice of self-destruction.
The simple form of escape through fantasy reinforces a dream world, a life lived happily-ever-after that so many individuals desire but will never come to know. He was blinded by thorns that prickled him like tacks. She won the Pulitzer Prize for her poetry in 1967 for Live or Die but seven years later she would commit suicide. For the purpose of this behavior analysis paper I chose the fairy tale character of Cinderella to analyze. The author Elisabeth Panttaja explains in her essay different views and ideas in the sense that Cinderella is successful because of the magical powers created by her dead mother.