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Aunt Jennifer's Tigers

The imagery in "Aunt Jennifer's Tigers" reflects a shift in tone, moving from an imaginative release to a devout defiance. Aunt Jennifer is trapped in a marriage which is a "massive weight" upon...

Latest answer posted March 18, 2020 1:46 am UTC

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Aunt Jennifer's Tigers

Aunt Jennifer's fingers fluttering through her woolFind even the ivory needle hard to pull.The massive weight of Uncle's wedding bandSits heavily upon Aunt Jennifer's hand. Aunt Jennifer is...

Latest answer posted March 22, 2020 12:57 am UTC

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Aunt Jennifer's Tigers

Adrienne Rich's poem, "Aunt Jennifer's Tigers" is a story of oppression and (we can infer) violence. However, the threat is not from the tigers in the story. As we read, we discover that they are...

Latest answer posted October 5, 2012 10:58 pm UTC

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Aunt Jennifer's Tigers

Adrienne Rich uses several symbols in the poem "Aunt Jennifer's Tigers." The tigers, the men beneath the tree, the needle, the wedding band, and Aunt Jennifer's hands are all symbolic. Here is a...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2019 5:50 am UTC

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Aunt Jennifer's Tigers

Initially, a cursory examination of both of these texts seem to yield few similarities. One is a short story about growing up and exchanging the innocence and childlike understanding of the world...

Latest answer posted January 4, 2013 7:22 am UTC

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Aunt Jennifer's Tigers

Adrienne Rich’s poem “Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers” is a poem of conflict. The conflict is what takes place within Aunt Jennifer; the desire to break away from the society in which she lives. The poem...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2009 6:50 am UTC

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Aunt Jennifer's Tigers

Aunt Jennifer is the creator of a set of needlepoint tigers. And it's perfectly clear from the start that she's immensely proud of them. They're almost like surrogate children to her, a sad fact...

Latest answer posted July 22, 2019 9:56 am UTC

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Aunt Jennifer's Tigers

Adrienne Rich’s interesting poem “Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers” reflects a theme that the poem supports avidly---women’s rights. Women’s issues impact all people not just women. If one has a mother,...

Latest answer posted July 9, 2013 12:01 am UTC

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Aunt Jennifer's Tigers

The key to the second stanza in the poem "Aunt Jennifer's Tigers" is in the third and fourth lines, "The massive weight of Uncle's wedding band Sits heavily upon Aunt Jennifer's hand." These...

Latest answer posted July 2, 2010 2:15 pm UTC

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Aunt Jennifer's Tigers

One obvious and concrete way that the poem switches slightly between topics and times is by starting a new stanza. Stanza 1 is being narrated by an unknown narrator. We don't know the narrator's...

Latest answer posted April 18, 2018 11:52 pm UTC

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Aunt Jennifer's Tigers

Since Penelope weaved a shroud for her lost Odysseus, sewing and weaving have become symbols of domestic strength, solidarity, and tradition. In "Aunt Jennifer's Tigers," Jennifer's tigers on the...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2010 8:53 am UTC

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Aunt Jennifer's Tigers

Adrienne Rich’s poem “Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers” can be perceived as being ironic in a number of different ways, some of those ways even (ironically) conflicting. Among the possible ironies of the...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2012 3:48 am UTC

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Aunt Jennifer's Tigers

The tigers that Aunt Jennifer embroiders "do not fear the men beneath the tree" but, instead, move about, free and empowered, feeling confident and certain of their power and independence. Aunt...

Latest answer posted March 10, 2019 4:10 pm UTC

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Aunt Jennifer's Tigers

These three works, “Aunt Jennifer's Tigers,” “The Story of an Hour,” and “A Certain Lady,” all connect through the theme of a woman's sense of restriction, even oppression, at the hands of her...

Latest answer posted January 7, 2021 1:29 am UTC

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Aunt Jennifer's Tigers

Here's the poem: Aunt Jennifer's tigers prance across a screen,Bright topaz denizens of a world of green.They do not fear the men beneath the tree;They pace in sleek chivalric certainty.Aunt...

Latest answer posted February 22, 2010 12:11 am UTC

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Aunt Jennifer's Tigers

In "Aunt Jennifer's Tigers," Adrienne Rich uses the image of a wedding band, specifically "Uncle's wedding band," in the middle stanza. This image is echoed by the word ringed used in a different...

Latest answer posted July 1, 2010 10:53 am UTC

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Aunt Jennifer's Tigers

Adrienne Rich’s poem “Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers” is narrated by a relative. Apparently, the narrator has observed the aunt working with her tapestries many times. The poem employs visual imagery that...

Latest answer posted October 27, 2012 11:02 pm UTC

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Aunt Jennifer's Tigers

One of the most obvious comparisons you can make between these two excellent texts is through the way that symbolism is used. Both texts are heavily reliant on the use of symbols to convey their...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2012 6:38 am UTC

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Aunt Jennifer's Tigers

Adrienne Rich wrote this poem in the 1950s when gender roles were quite different from today. Women's roles were more confined to the home and raising the children. For the most part, women were...

Latest answer posted October 5, 2012 3:14 am UTC

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Aunt Jennifer's Tigers

I am assuming that when you say "third person," you see Aunt Jennifer and Uncle as the first two people in the poem. If so, it follows that the third person is the speaker of the poem, who remains...

Latest answer posted July 1, 2010 10:45 am UTC

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