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Once again, I have come across a poem that I confidently thought I understood, and after class discussion, realized that I was interpreting the poem in a very different way. I initially believed that “Aunt Jennifer’s Tiger’s” was about the sadness of a widow wearing her husband’s wedding ring. However, the section where the Author writes “The massive weight of Uncle's wedding band Sits heavily upon Aunt Jennifer's hand” turns out to really be about the suppression of her marriage, more specifically man.
Working in Social Services for most of my adult life, I can compare all too many experiences to this poem. I’ve come across numerous interactions where spouses, through their coping skills, have expressed how they escaped from their life through
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