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From the House of Yemanjá

Let’s look at the imagery and motifs that are used in this poem and how they relate to its themes. The first thing we notice when we read this poem is that there are a lot of mentions of duality...

Latest answer posted August 28, 2019 4:28 am UTC

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From the House of Yemanjá

In the first stanza, the speaker uses a metaphor when she says that her mother "cooked up her daughters / into girls." This metaphor implies that the mother brought up her daughters as one might...

Latest answer posted February 18, 2021 7:11 pm UTC

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From the House of Yemanjá

The figure of Yemanjá that is mentioned in the title of “From the House of Yemanjá” is a goddess in the Yoruba culture. Yoruba society developed primarily in what are now the nations Nigeria,...

Latest answer posted February 18, 2021 10:19 pm UTC

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From the House of Yemanjá

“From the House of Yemanjá” is a poem in which the speaker expresses their sorrow, frustration, and resentment at the way their mother raised her children. The speaker indicates that the mother had...

Latest answer posted February 18, 2021 9:21 pm UTC

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