Men and Women

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Shawnna Schomber
Dr. Joann Ashford
English 1101
23 Oct. 2012
Possibility of Metaphor
There have been many accusations in today’s society in which gender is more superior in relationships, men or women. No one describes the truth of this question better then Robert Frost in the poem’s “Never Again Would Birds’ Song Be The Same” published in 1946, “Meeting And Passing” published in 1930 and “Bereft” published in 1929. These poems bring out strong metaphors of the connections between men and women. Metaphors are defined as a figure of speech that uses an implied comparison between two distinctly different things; one term is defined in relationship to another term. Robert Frost shows man’s progressive downfall through women just using his metaphors alone. In the poem “Meeting and Passing” Robert Frost explains the power women have over men when they don’t even have a realistic relationship. Men expect women to tell them or give them a certain sign if they are interested in the man or not or if the man should approach a women. Frost Stating “Your Parasol pointed the decimal off with one deep thrust.” (Frost 393-394) Gives you an image of a woman politely showing a man with body language that she isn’t interested in what could be between them. The women never showing interest shot a man’s hopes of a future with her completely down the drain. This supports “all the time we talked you seemed to see something down there to smile at in the dust.”(Frost 394) An example also of a women’s metaphor of the earth or dirt, showing the women is like the earth it’s the root of control of what is around them. The women kept her head low to the earth showing her disinterest in the man passing by her. This metaphor and quote is showing the control women have on a man even power they don’t realize they have. The man watched the woman carefully looking for a sign of permission to approach her. Women have an uncontrollable power to get inside a man’s head without even realizing what they are doing. Frost showing a man’s actions are based off a women showing what a discouraging downfall rejection can be for man. Men take rejection hard, as women seem to not even blink an eye as they let men fall to their emotionally lowest points. Katherine Kearns says, “Women are powerful, active, magnetic in their madness” (Kearns 417). Explaining the irresistible qualities that men seem so drawn too at many moments in time. Men love the madness of women, even when men know the path it leads them selves down. Supporting “Women run away and the men follow” (Kearns 417) Women can turn their back and walk away from a man a lot easier then a man has the strength to walk a way from a women. Men at some point will end up following a woman to where she desires to go. Most men metaphors are known for strength. Hurting a man’s obvious ego every time having to set his strength aside to follow a woman in her life path can be difficult. Kearns gives you a good view on where exactly a women’s roll and a man’s roll is in any kind of relationship. Women hold the higher ground. Women have an unspeakable power to lead men and manipulate them. Men usually sense the feeling of being taken advantage of or even knowing right from wrong. It’s the reality that love makes you do crazy things. When everyone see’s a man progressively falling deeper into a trap, all the man see’s is love. Even when a man might sense his downfall his imagination takes over and leads him to believe otherwise. This situation only emphasizes, “Had now persisted in the woods so long”(Frost 393) stating how persistent a women can be when trying to get what she wants. The women Eve persisted the man Adam into doing what was known as wrong. Though Adam knew what Eve wanted him to do was wrong he let himself believe out of love that it was okay. Frost uses the woods as a metaphor to connect Eve with the earth and a biblical version of a story to connect Adam with the heavens. Men are relatable to the...
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