"Adolescence" Book Review by nterrytwin

An analysis of the use of language in Rita Dove's "Adolescence" to portray the teenage years.
# 92571 | 1,024 words | 0 sources | 2007 | US
Published on Feb 24, 2007 in Literature (Poetry) , English (Analysis)

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This paper reviews Rita Dove's "Adolescence", which is a collection of three poems presenting the subject's teenage years as a birth of dark truths and of a frightening, sexual awakening. The paper examines the way in which Dove arranges the poems and the language that she uses in "Adolescence" to present these aspects of the teenage years.

From the Paper:

"Adolescence is a pivotal time in every person's life. It, whether one is conscious of it or not, largely shapes our views and actions following those quick years. In Rita Dove's, "Adolescence" she uses three sole pieces with their own defined arrangements and language thus presenting the subject's teenage years as just that: a birth of dark truths, of a frightening, sexual awakening."

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