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    "marks" or grades that her family gives her. The theme is you never know what you have until it's gone. I think a lot of mothers feel this way and Pastan is about to have a mental break down. I like this poem in a way because it shows how women are unappreciated but I don't like how her family grades...
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  • Linda Pastan
    ”. Answers.com The world’s leading Q&A site. 4/15/10 <http://www.answers.com/topic/ethics-poem-2> Pastan, Linda. “Marks”. Answers.com The world’s leading Q&A site. 4/15/10 <http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/marks/> Riggs, Thomas Ed. “Linda Pastan.” Contemporary Poets. Detroit: St. James...
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  • Linda Patan Poem the Marks
    Tuohy 1 Mikki Tuohy ENG 390 Dr. Buttram December 12, 2008 Grading Feminist Theory The poemMarks” by Linda Pastan is a short piece that focuses on a housewife’s duties being graded by her family as if it were her homework. The wife is graded by her husband, son and daughter using different...
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  • Marks
    /2011/10/24/worst-stereotypes-powerful-women-christine-lagarde-hillary-clinton/>. Pastan, Linda. "Marks." Poem Hunter. 7 Jan. 2004. Web. 15 Mar. 2012. <http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/marks/>. "Stay In the Kitchen." Weblog post. TV Tropes. Web. 15 Mar. 2012. <http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/StayInTheKitchen>....
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  • Pov Essay on Linda Pastan's “Marks
    the reader’s reaction and for “Marks” the change is very substantial. Works Cited Pastan, Linda. "Marks." Kirszner and Mandell. Literature Reading,Reacting,Writing. Boston: Wadsworth, 2007. 1048....
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  • Love Poem
    Critical Essay:4 Love Poem: Linda Pastan Have you ever been in love? Do you even know what love is? Love is a feeling that at times can feel indescribable. It makes you do crazy things. Love makes you blind and no matter...
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  • Setting Analysis of the Story of an Hour
    really gives us a great understanding of what is going through her mind and symbolizes her emotions as she mourns and finds peace at the death of her husband . Nathan Valentino English 112 Prof. Tom Flanigan 2/6/13 The Effects of Under Appreciation on a Housewife In Linda Pastan’s poem...
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  • Conley
    Melvin English 102 14 October 2013 Outline I. Introduction A. Figure of speech means saying one thing in terms of something else B. “MarksLinda Pastan C. Wife & mother being criticized by her husband and kids D. Being graded as if she were an assignment E. The mother is being graded by...
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  • Persona and Tone
    A mother and wife should not be graded by those who have no experience with the job. In “Marks” by Linda Pastan, a woman’s thoughts on just that are revealed. The speaker in the poem is a woman who is also a mother and a wife. The woman is commenting on the level of appreciation that her family...
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  • Syllabus English
    . Searle, “Figuring Out Metaphors” pp. 886-887Homework: Read Linda Pastan, “Marks” p.883.BCR: Explain the appropriateness of the controlling metaphor in this poem. How does it reveal the woman’s relationship to her family? Due April 22, 2011. April 22: Symbol, Allegory, and Irony pp. 888-894. a. A...
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  • Literature
    Love Poem Analysis: Linda Pastan is an American poet of Jewish background. She was born in New York on May 27, 1932. Today, she lives in Potomac, Maryland with her husband Ira Pastan, an accomplished physician and researcher. She is known for writing short poems that address topics like...
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  • Pass/Fail by Linda Pastan
    Pass/Fail is a poem written by Linda Pastan that is about the nightmare of test taking. There is always anxiety that accompanies a big exam, and sometimes it will affect our sleeping habits, self-confidence, plague our thoughts and haunt our dreams. Pastan explores this unpleasant experience in...
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  • Fksf
    The poem “To a Daughter Leaving Home” (by Linda Pastan) is a very emotional poem about what you can assume: a daughter leaving home. The voice in the poem is of a parent who seeks to explain how special times can be, and how easily a daughter can be lost. In this case the special time is the time...
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  • Poem Explication
    Patrick Primeaux Dr. David Pulling English 1002 March 13, 2013 Describing Linda Pastan’s “Pass/Fail” This poem was written in a style using free verse. This means that there is no rhyming repetition and it sounds pretty much like a speech given by a person. The author of this poem, Linda...
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  • Why Are Your Poems so Dark?
    The poem "Why Are Your Poems So Dark" by Linda Pastan exposes that no matter who you are, darkness will always be prevalent in your life. She does this by using an evident contrast between light and dark throughout the entire poem. Of major note in this contrast are the speaker's point of view...
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  • Pass/Fail
    A Reading of Linda Pastan’s “Pass/Fail” Often poems can be hard to read and confusing. Linda Pastan’s poem “Pass/Fail” is pretty easy to understand but it also has deep meaning. This poem can be seen as representing test anxiety and also other anxiety you have as you go through life...
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  • Pass and Fail
    sentence with words you can definatley come to terms with many conclusions about it. Pass/Fail is a poem about overcoming our anxieties when it comes to taking or studying for a test. Linda Pastan is the author and she wrote this poem in a way I believe we can all relate too. With that first sentence...
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  • Interpretation of Anger by Linda Pastan
    courage). For example: In the poem “A Noiseless Patient Spider” by author Walt Whitman, he compares his soul to the spider, “ceaselessly musing, venturing, throwing, seeking the / spheres that connect them...”. Linda Pastan uses this animal-to-feeling metaphor in her poem “Anger” by comparing her...
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  • Ethics
    Linda Pastan questions ethics in her poem "Ethics" Linda Pastan questions ethics in her poem "Ethics" In Linda Pastan's poem "Ethics," the speaker recounts a moral dilemma that her teacher would ask every fall, which has been haunting her for a long time. The question was "if there were a fire...
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  • A Poem by Langston Hughes "A Theme for Englisg B" and a Poem by Linda Pastan "Ethics" Which Is More Pessimistic or Optimistic...
    turns out to have a more optimistic approach. As for the poem by Linda Pastan, Ethics, and her words started off as being optimistic but had a closer connection, however to thinking more positively to the question posed to her. While as the poem m goes on it seems to be more of a pessimistic...
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