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    Daystar Poem

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    This set of poems is so beautiful because they are separate stories, about opposite scenarios, evoking different emotions, told by two separate poets that unintentionally piece together, forming a much bigger story. It is my opinion that the poem Daystar acts to provide spiritual context for To a Daughter Leaving Home. Anyone who has raised young children knows it is an unbearably draining experience at times. Children are notoriously dependent upon their parents for everything they need. Therefore

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    Rita Dove Daystar

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    The poem "Daystar" by Rita Dove sheds a spotlight to the opposite of a delightful life of parenthood. She paints vidid images, showing the life of a struggling mother and wife. Dove’s created speaker is a story of a lady stuck between her inward fight for individual joy and her social part as a mother and wife who can't get past her foreordained status. The lesson that Rita Dove teaches through “Daystar” is that society places sticks humans in certain roles and in this case how women are forced to

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    Rita Dove Daystar

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    poem is best reflected in the description of everyday items and circumstances of the speaker’s life. While reading the poem “Daystar”, written by Rita Dove, its readers most likely do not ask provoking questions to question the writers intake on the meaning of the various scenarios, but the poem has a deeper meaning than what its outside layer portrays. The poem “Daystar” not only takes an external perspective on women’s everyday life, but it closely relates to the writers family history. Dove uses

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    Rita Dove Daystar

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    of their children. They typically work night and day making sure that their child is being given nothing but the best, however, people do not realize how tiring and strenuous this job is. Rita Dove goes into the life and daily routine in her poem “Daystar” as the mother feels somewhat trapped by her kids. Within this poem, Dove incorporates imagery to its full potential, has more than enough symbolism, has a soft loving tone and voice which brings the reader onto a personal level with the mother,

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    Daystar Rita Dove Summary

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    Rita Dove poem, Daystar, illustrates just that. A woman who feels trapped because of her role as a mother and wife. “Daystar” comes from a book of poems written by Dove entitled Thomas and Beulah, which tells both the real and unreal stories of dove’s maternal grandparents (Bartleby). Within the poem, Daystar, imagery, setting, and language work together to bring forth to the readers the individual need for reflection the speaker is longing for. In Dove’s “Daystar”, the speaker “…sometimes

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    Alexis Costello Literary Studies Dr. Parrish 12/17/2017 The Weight of Motherhood There are many hard jobs in the world. One of the hardest jobs is being a mother. In Rita Dove’s Daystar, we watch as a mother of two struggles to find a moment of solace in the chaotic world that is mothering. In this lyric poem, we find evidence of double entendre, thick imagery, and even some sarcasm. We watch as the mother seeks for a moment where she is “nothing” and nothing can bother her (Dove 21). We even see

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    there’s anyone who wishes they couldn’t have a time out from everybody and everything. In “Daystar” by Rita Dove and “Loneliness” by Leon Neyfakh both share the same concept, spending time by yourself is healthy for an individual. They portray this content using the elements of tone, language, and imagery. They both are really intergrading in the fact people should give themselves a break. The poem “Daystar” contrasts from “Loneliness” in the way the message is expressed. In the poem, she tells a

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    Eleutheromania is an intense and irresistible desire for freedom. In the literary works; "Daystar," "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been," and A Raisin in the Sun, this desire for freedom greatly affects some of the characters in these stories. Feeling trapped is a factor that causes real consequences for these characters. The poem, "Daystar," by Rita Dove, is about a mother who feels trapped in this world of her role as a stay-at-home mother and a wife. Her days are filled with repetitive

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    Daystar by Rita Dove Essay

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    Dove's poem "Daystar" talks about a woman who is both a wife and a mother and who is exhausted by her daily tasks. This poem takes place at a time of rest for the mother while the children take a nap. Dove's use of meter and tone concentrates on illuminating the beauty and the importance of everyday events in normal lives. Rita Dove's use of tone in this poem as well as the diction of words creates a unique feeling of sympathy for her poem's character. When you think of the title `Daystar' you consider

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    Analysis of Daystar by Rita Dove Essay

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    While reading the poem “Daystar,” written by Rita Dove, its readers most likely do not ask thought-provoking questions like “Why did Dove write this?” or “What is the true meaning behind this poem?” but the poem has deeper meaning than what its outside layer portrays. Dove, an African American woman born in 1952, has not only viewed the racism of the United States society, but she has also seen how gender can or cannot play a role in the advancement of a person’s life (Rita Dove: The Poetry Foundation)

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