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    Identity in the Works of Eavan Boland and Seamus Heaney Many times poetry is reflective of the author’s past as well as their personal struggles. One struggle that poets write about is of identity and the creation, as well as loss, of individual identities. Using a passage from the essay Lava Cameo by Eavan Boland, I will show how two poets use their craft to describe their struggle with identity. Eavan Boland and Seamus Heaney both write poems which express an internal struggle with roles of

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    Eavan Boland Allusion

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    In “It’s a Woman’s World,” Eavan Boland argues that throughout history, women are disadvantaged and left out because they’re busy with the roles society had in place for them. Boland uses several devices to achieve this argument. To begin, Boland uses an allusion in the first stanza. She argues women’s “way of life” has barely transformed “since a/wheel first whetted a/knife.” This allusion is a reference to ancient times when the wheel was first invented. As a result, it emphasizes the enormous

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    Anorexic By Eavan Boland

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    very large number. Eavan Boland took on the task of writing a poem about the feelings anorexia can put on someone. I believe the poem “Anorexic” by Eavan Boland represents the feeling of guilt and self deprivation through her use of literal and metaphorical meanings. First of all, this poem doesn’t have very many literal meanings, but I think the ones it has emphasizes the topic of the poem. Literal meaning is the most basic definition of a word; without any metaphors. Eavan Boland writes, “ Once by

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    Eavan Boland Allusion

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    In “It’s a Woman’s World,” Eavan Boland uses allusion, imagery, and tone in her poem to vocalize the everyday life of a “woman’s world.” First, Boland uses allusion to refer to how women were perceived in history. “Like most historic peoples we are defined by what we forget, by what we never will be” (Lines 18-21). Women are not shown as being someone extraordinary, but by what society thinks women were supposed to be. Next, Boland uses imagery to show the same mundane routine that many women go

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    Eavan Boland explores her fears of betrayal and abandonment in her poem “The Pomegranate” through the myth of Persephone. The choice to use a legend rife with imagery and reoccurring symbols lends Boland’s poem a dream-like quality and adds depth to the study of her core issues. The theme of both the myth and the poem appears very bluntly in the fourth line, “Love and blackmail are the gist of it.” Boland displaces herself into the story of Ceres’ daughter Persephone, who is betrayed by Hades, the

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    children have to go through an inevitable period of emotional and physical maturity before reaching adulthood. “The Pomegranate” intensively depicts a maturing teenage daughter and the complicated relationship she now has with her mother. In the poem, Eavan Boland uses multiple literary techniques such as allusion, various syntaxes, and symbolism to underscore the complex

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    “woman’s world” may be seen as simple or complex. When it comes to having a complex conception of a “woman’s world,” Eavan Boland is the person to have that type of conception. In his poem, It’s a Woman’s World, Eavan Boland reveals his complex conception of a “woman’s world” by using pathos to appeal to the readers emotions and evoke sympathy, allusion, and metaphors. Boland begins to use pathos to appeal to the reader’s emotions and evoke sympathy in order to reveal his complex conception

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    In Eavan Boland’s It’s a Woman’s World, the speaker’s complex conception of a “woman’s world” is revealed through the use of historical references. Boland referred to the beginning of time, the often overlooked importance of women, and the silence of women because they weren’t allowed to express their opinions in many situations. In the first stanza, Boland discussed how this discrimination against women had started since man first became revolutionized. This means that before, there was never

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    Yusef Komunyakaa and Eavan Boland illustrate their personal experiences in order to emphasize how mistakes or tragic events will follow you for the rest of your life. The events that occur personally will haunt you every second of your life until you come to terms with them. The poems “Facing It” and “The Necessity of Irony” both reflect on past memories by using similar language and tone in order to realize what is truly important in life for a better future. At first glance, the reader notices

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    In the poem “It’s a Woman’s World,” Eavan Boland uses organization, imagery, and comparison in order to reveal how years have passed by and women still haven’t gotten recognition or the right to make a mark on the world. The writer begins with addressing her audience with her opinion on how the perception of a woman hasn’t changed. “Our way of life has hardly changed since a wheel first whetted a knife.” She is able to organize this poem in order to state her issue in the first few lines so that

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