Please analyse the uses and effects of imagery in the poem "The Secretary Chant. How does the poem appeal to the senses?
In her poem "The Secretary Chant," Marge Piercy uses imagery to reveal how female secretaries are dehumanized and objectified. The images in the poem are a series of objects found in an office setting. The speaker describes her hips as a desk and her breasts as ink wells and says she will give birth to a Xerox machine. Women were traditionally confined to child rearing and their bodies used for reproduction, but that process of objectification has been replicated in the workplace, where the speaker is confined to a small space and...
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