Identify audience and purpose The audience could be directed to people who are interested in dumpster diving and the purpose would be informative. It's really important to look at that, and move through it. This forces us to think about what it means to be reading a poem. However, not all the middle-aged people really intend to contribute to their family. Diving into the Wreck received lavish praise from critics and won the National Book Award for Poetry, but Rich refused to accept the award for herself.
Stanzas 7-10 The speaker explains that what she really wants is to find out the true condition of the ship, which may not be the same as what she has read or heard about it. It's about a whole social structure that is threatened or feeling itself threatened. The journey starts on a boat; the diver is alone and there not by choice but the need. For Rich, it is very important that women form their own opinions regarding their condition without being affected by preconceived ideas that society tries to impose on them. I really believe that justice and creativity have something intrinsically in common. I mean, there's not going to be some miracle in the year 2001. I came to explore the wreck.
The 1970s were a time of great change and dissatisfaction. An early feminist and an outspoken lesbian, she has served as a role model for a whole generation of political poets and activists. More specifically, she needs to assess the devastating effect of the male-dominated culture on herself and then try to save other women who may have undergone similar experiences. Rich is a well known poet born 1929 in Baltimore, Maryland Milne. This lines metaphor how sometimes people are blinded and cannot see the truth in their inner self. Within these caves we see the dangers, structure, and artifacts these professional divers.
Rich uses simile to indicate how it is so hard to go through life and the many obstacle one has to overcome in order to succeed. The journey to the sea is not easy as it refers to the journey to self and every difficult task is finally rewarded; she is also rewarded by the finding of the damage in the shipwreck. The ladder is another important symbol in the poem. But by using this unique style, Dillard puts the focus and thinking in the hands of the reader. The Commission aims to reexamine and redefine women's role in the realms of the domestic life, the economy and the legal system. Rich: Yes, because it sells us—and what we're going through—so completely short. What matters most is you stay strong and bounce back from those tough times.
Both female poets had the concept of feminism in their works though they differ in the way they tackle the issue. The author describes his life as a human scavenger with no resentment nor bitterness toward his unlucky state of poverty, but gears his essay toward lecturing. The result was a dramatic increase in the number of college sports programs available to women. The knife is less obvious, until one remembers Rich's frequent earlier warnings--that the journey is dangerous. Rich, however, refused to accept the award as an individual and instead accepted it with fellow nominees Audre Lorde and in the name of all unknown women writers. Such is the challenge taken up by Rich's diver.
So, if this poem is an extended metaphor, the next questions might concern the necessary preparations for the dive: the book, the camera, and the knife. Lars Eighner tells us nothing. Feminists also mounted crusades against pornography, which they believed exploited women and contributed to sexual violence against women. At the bottom of the diving board's oscillation, all of the now. The reader who accepts her vision uncritically has probably repressed the real anxieties accompanying self- recognition and personal change. Rich views revision as a presupposition for female redefinition.
The water into which the poet dives represents the deeper levels of the mind, and the ship discovered there represents the parts of the psyche that have not been consciously acknowledged. Friedan, Betty, The Feminine Mystique, Norton, 1963, pp. The mainstream American tradition depends on the extirpation of memory and the inability of so many white American poets to deal with what it meant to be a North American poet—Whitman, of course, the great exception in his way, and in her own way Dickinson, so different but so parallel. Feminist writers argue their case in influential books such as Sexual Politics 1970 , by Kate Millett, and The Female Eunuch 1971 , by. The journey starts on a boat; the diver is alone and there not by choice but the need. That same year she published her first book of poetry, A Change of World, for which she was awarded the Yale Younger Poets Prize.
I stroke the beam of my lamp slowly along the flank of something more permanent than fish or weedAhh, now she remembers her purpose. Arranged in chronological order, the selection gives a good overview of how Rich's poetry developed over the period of more than thirty years. The Aesthetics of Power: The Poetry of Adrienne Rich. We know what it is for, we who have used it. Rich grasps androgyny and combines strengths pledging her to. Many other poetry volumes followed, including Twenty-One Love Poems 1976 , A Wild Patience Has Taken Me This Far 1981 , The Fact of a Doorframe 1984 , Your Native Land, Your Life 1986 , Time's Power 1989 , An Atlas of the Difficult World 1991 , Dark Fields of the Republic 1995 , Midnight Salvage 1999 , and Fox 2000. Rich is a well known poet born 1929 in Baltimore, Maryland Milne.
I have to do this. However, there are many critics who claim that around 1970 Rich ceases to view language as a means through which one can reimagine the world. Finally, she makes clear that women need to cooperate with each other and create bonds of unity and solidarity in order to gain an insight into their own selves. The author engages me by telling the origin and meaning of the. Do you share that assessment? However, after her marriage and birth of her children, Rich undergoes a transition in the point of view she adopts in her poems, since she realizes that her engagement with her domestic errands does not permit her to be committed to her art. We know what it is for, we who have used it.