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Lorna Goodison

In her poetry, Lorna Goodison often writes about motherhood and mother–daughter relationships. In an essay called "The Mother as Archetype of Self: A Poetics of Matrilineage in the Works of Claire...

Latest answer posted June 27, 2020 3:16 am UTC

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Lorna Goodison

In her poem “For My Mother,” the literary devices that Lorna Goodison employs include personification, imagery, simile, alliteration, consonance, and metaphor. Personification is the attribution of...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2021 5:47 am UTC

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Lorna Goodison

The poet Lorna Goodison explores several themes in her poem “For My Mother (May I Inherit Half Her Strength).” However, the most prominent theme is love. In this poem, the speaker tells the story...

Latest answer posted May 12, 2021 3:29 am UTC

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Lorna Goodison

The speaker is the daughter of the incredibly strong woman referenced in the title. She is the daughter of this woman, who was the "child of the petite bourgeoisie," who had a trousseau and things...

Latest answer posted January 21, 2019 9:16 pm UTC

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Lorna Goodison

Lorna Goodison is a painter-turned-poet hailing from Kingston, Jamaica. Her numerous written works have been published across dozens of collections since the late 1970s. Much of her poetry is...

Latest answer posted March 30, 2020 11:19 pm UTC

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