Women in Society
Analyzes three poems that depict the status of women in society: Robert Herrick's "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time", Dorothy Livesay's "The Three Emilys", and Michael Ondaatje's "To a Sad Daughter".
# 115221 | 1,024 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2009 |
Published on Jul 13, 2009 in Literature (English) , Literature (Poetry) , Literature (Canadian) , Women Studies (Women and Society)
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The paper examines the evolution of women through time by focusing on Robert Herrick's "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time", written in the early 1600s, Dorothy Livesay's "The Three Emilys", written in 1972 and Michael Ondaatje's "To a Sad Daughter", witten in 1984. The paper shows how these three poems depict the way that women are viewed by society and the struggles they face being a part of it. The paper highlights how from the time of Herrick to that of Ondaatje, women have made considerable progress in their role from an object of beauty and virginity to a free and independent young adult entering the world without gender constraints.
Sample of Sources Used:
- Dunn, Catherine M. "The Changing Image of Women in Renaissance Society and Literature." What Manner of Woman: Essays on English and American Life and Literature. Ed. Marlene Springer. New York: New York UP, 1977. 15-38.
- Friedan, Betty. The Feminine Mystique. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1963
- Herrick, Robert. A Selection from the Lyrical Poems of Robert Herrick. Charleston: Bibliobazaar, 2007.
- Landrum, David, "Robert Herrick and the Ambiguities of Gender." Texas Studies in Literature and Language 49.2 (2007): 181-207
- Meyer, Bruce. Arrivals: Canadian Poetry in the Eighties. New York: Greenfield Review Press, 1985.
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