Analysis of Anne Sexton's Poem "Her Kind" Anne Sexton was a poet and a woman, but most importantly, she was an outcast. Subjected to nervous breakdowns and admitted to a neuropsychiatry hospital, Sexton must have been all too familiar with the staring eyes and the judging minds of the public. Just being a woman in today's world often can be enough to degrade a person in the public's eye, let alone being labeled as a crazy woman. But Anne Sexton did not let society remain unchallenged in its views. She voiced a different opinion of women through poetry. In Anne Sexton's "Her Kind" the speaker of the poem embraces society's negative stereotype of modern, liberated women and transforms it into a positive image. Two voices, the voice of
Her Kind, a short poem written by Anne Sexton in 1960, invites readers on a dismal walk down memory lane. Sexton recalls three roles she has portrayed that seem to differ from society’s view of the average female role. Displaying abnormal qualities shoved her into living a difficult life as
Every author, poet, playwright has a subtle message that they would like present to their audience. It may be a lifelong struggle that they have put into words, or a multiple page book that took a lifetime to write. A poet by the name of Anne Sexton sought out to challenge society’s views of women by writing “Her Kind”. A poet, a playwright, and an author of children’s books, Anne Sexton writes about the conflicts of a social outcast living in modern times. She voices the hardships she faces through three different speakers in her poem. At the end of the poem, the woman is not ashamed nor afraid of whom she is and is ready to die in peace. In Anne Sexton’s poem “Her Kind”, the main idea the speaker is depicting is the multiple stereotypes placed on a woman, by society. Sexton’s vivid use of imagery paints a picture of the witch, house wife, and mother cliché, while also implying the poem is autobiographical as Sexton went through her own personal struggles during her life.
The authors use of imagery paints a disconsolate scene of the struggles of young women. Anne Sexton grew up in a rather dismal home, noting abuse and neglect. Her parents were moderately wealthy, but mentally unavailable. Her depression took a turn for the worst after the birth of her first child. Since that severity wasn’t always there to haunt her, it
Correlations Between Anne Bradstreet’s Poems and Society Today The name Anne Bradstreet may not be as infamous to some ears as the name Virginia Woolf or Mary Shelley, but her influence on the inclusion of women in a predominantly “male society” prevails nonetheless and reigns just as prominent as other women of her time. Anne Bradstreet was a devoted wife and mother, who was also bound by the impediments of being a Puritan woman. In fact, she summited herself to her husband and demonstrates her perpetual affection toward her children in her poem “In Reference to Her Children”. In her work “The Prologue”, Bradstreet does not request complete gender equality, but suggests women obtain acknowledgment for their work. Members of her community
On August 4, 1944, Anne Frank and the other seven inhabitants living in the annex were arrested by the German Gestapo. Their secret about living in the annex was exposed by an anonymous tip, that led to their arresting. The anonymous tip also led the Gestapo to arrest two office
Despite everything, I believe people are really good at heart ~ Anne Frank Anne Frank was a young girl living in Nazi Germany from the height to the end of Hitler's reign. Anne Frank lived a short life, but she lives on through her published diary. It has been said that she has given us some of the closest insight into the troubling times the Jews faced in Germany during the 30's and 40's.
This biographical information is essential to understanding Sexton's influences in writing "Cinderella" because the poem was written out of personal turmoil. The majority of Sexton's poetry is confessional style, but through her interpretation of "Cinderella", Sexton gives herself a more discrete outlet for her passions (Ostriker 255). Her biographer Diane Middlebrook notes that this poem was "a way to place her struggles in legend rather than personal history'(37)." There are two notable examples of this in "Cinderella." First, the father and step-mother are reminiscent of Sexton's own parents. In the poem the father is distant and the step mother is the cause of all of Cinderella's hardships. Anne's mother and father both struggled with alcoholism, a struggle which, according to her biographers, influenced Sexton's substance abuses later in life. Secondly, Sexton describes the way she sees herself through the stepsisters. She describes them as, "pretty enough / but with hearts like blackjacks
Introduction Can you believe there was a time in recent history that a person could be tortured or put to death because of their race or belief? Anne Frank was one of the millions of Jews who die during the holocaust. The holocaust was a terrible event where Jews were being wiped from earth’s history and existent. Anne Frank wrote a diary of the daily events, she and her family had to go thru to try and survive. Her diary was found and published showing a young Jewish girl’s side of the holocaust and showing the many things that went wrong with the world.
The life of Anne Frank a young girl, who was only four years of age, when the hatred by the Nazi began against the Jewish religion. Her real name was Annelies Marie Frank, and she was born in Germany. Starting with Anne’s life just before the Nazi’s rule.
Anne Frank was born on June 12, 1929, in Frankfurt, Germany, she was the daughter of Otto and Edith Frank. Anne and her sister Margot grew up in Germany, but before World War II Anne Frank and her family went into hiding in Amsterdam for two years. During World War II Adolph Hitler killed nearly six million Jews.
Anne Frank makes me feel useless because she was going through a horrible situation that lead her to her death and I'm over here in “the land of the free” still feeling like I need more and want more. Her writing made me feel like if I was in that attic looking out the window to something I would never be able to go back to, which is my life. She was a new writer who was so confident and aggressive around others but she thought she was weak and uncertain of who she really is and how she felt. The relationship between her and Peter was complicated which I loved because she hated him at first then, started developing feelings for him except her sister also liked him so it was like a love triangle. Another thing is that in the Anne admits to being spoiled and selfish but she admits that being in the annex has changed her and I truly believe she has.
Poetry, a word with many connotations, which you receive is dependant solely upon who you ask; for many, poetry is merely a subject one studies in a high school English class, but for Anne Bradstreet poetry is what her life consisted of. Bradstreet was the first, published, American Poet, she was also the first female poet, extraordinary to occur during the year 1650. Bradstreet’s “superior” education, religion, family, marriage, and even deaths of loved ones were subjects of her poetry. Bradstreet left her privileged lifestyle in England for a rigorous 3-month journey to America in search of freedom from religious persecution, Anne made this trip with her husband Simon Bradstreet, a former aid of her father. In America Bradstreet started a family and led a strict Puritan life.
Like all fairytales, Rapunzel has a history that extends far earlier than the 1800s when it first transcribed by brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. However, Rapunzel is a tale that continues to be re-written and re-interpreted even today. From the 1970s with the feminist revitalization of fairy tales to
Anne Bradstreet In colonial America, amounts the wilderness, lived a puritan women by the name of Anne Bradstreet. She is a wife, mother, and a poet. Throughout her life she has written many poems about her experiences. She struggles with many fears and worries. Anne faced many hardships and criticisms in her time because of her pursuit in writing, sometimes these things get her down while other times they inspire her. Anne toils back and forth between her more confident side and her more humble side, we can see this in her writings.