Discuss "The Caterpillar" by Anna Laetitia Barbauld in terms of a feminist viewpoint.

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"The Caterpillar" by Anna Laetitia Barbauld is a poem written in the English Romantic style. However, what makes the poem unique is the fact that Barbauld, a woman from the 1700s, chose to write a politically charged poem under the guise of a nature observation.

The caterpillar is a common trope or image in poetry, especially among the Romantic poets. Barbauld used this cliche image of the transformation of a caterpillar as a socio-political message about the destructive ways of man. The poem is also philosophical in nature, as...

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