Anne Sexton was a profound poet and writer of her time, just as well as our time. Sexton used poetry as a gateway to express herself to people. Sexton’s work can be considered as an insight into being a woman. Poetry itself has be considered a way of relieving yourself of your emotions. Many poets have used the works to get a point across or just to inform. Take for instance the poem “Her Kind”. Look how it is detailed and self explanatory. Just reading a poem like this gives people insight into what she was thinking and her writing. In this poem you can tell she is a very emotional person. In the poem it shows the different stages of womanhood. It breaks it down from the beginning, middle, and the end of the cycle of womanhood.
As a woman begins her journey into womanhood, she is looking to find herself or at least her place. In the beginning stage, we are lost, confused, and just beginning to experience life. Sexton stated, “A woman like that is not a woman, quite”. (255) Every woman has to go through this stage in life and there is no getting around it. In the beginning, we are lost in the dark just trying to find our path in life. Along the way, we have bumps and bruises that we endure. Every bump can be considered a testimony of what you have either accomplished or experienced. We all have done things we are not proud of, but as long as you learn from them they can be considered accomplishments.
Each stage of womanhood is different for each person but it’s what you make of your journey that defines you. Some choose to make their journey hard and torturous when it doesn’t have to be. We begin to brace ourselves building characteristics in essence of becoming that great woman that everyone wants to be. With each characteristic, we gain we learn something new about ourselves, and we also gain structure into our life. At this stage, a woman is still struggling in finding out who she is as a woman. We go through life changing events which can...
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