"A Story Wet as Tears" Poem Review by Tacita

"A Story Wet as Tears"
A review and analysis of the poem "A Story Wet as Tears" by Marge Piercy.
# 108295 | 1,051 words | 1 source | MLA | 2008 | ZA
Published on Sep 29, 2008 in Literature (Poetry) , English (Analysis)

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This paper analyzes Marge Piercy's poem, "A Story Wet as Tears", and explains that it depicts how marriage is not always what it seems. The paper then cites lines and examples from the poem to discuss the tone, figures of speech, and vivid imagery used in the poem. The paper suggests that Piercy's poem truly shows how, "though courtship turns frogs into princes, marriage turns them slowly back."

From the Paper:

"The first line of the poem, "Remember the princess who kissed the frog so he became a prince?" takes us back to our childhood, when we listened to fairytales, and the optimistic outlook we had on life. We thought that everything we do in the future would always have a happy ending. "At first they danced all weekend, toasted each other in the morning with coffee, with champagne at night and always with kisses." This line explains how in the beginning of courtship everything is done to light a romantic flame and keep it alight. The champagne and kisses seem to represent a cliche version of romance and love that a marriage cannot solely be based on. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Andersen, Kossick, Pereira; A New University Anthology of English Poetry; 1993; Oxford University Press.

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