• Literature
    Analysis of Pat Mora's "La Migra" Pat Mora's "La Migra" is a poem presenting two speakers, one female and one male, who are playing the game "La Migra" which means "border patrol agents". Mora creates a snapshot of the dangers of living near the Mexican border through the narrators' "game". The poem...
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  • Linda Pastan
    Linda Pastan Through her poetry, Linda Pastan expresses clear and meaningful lessons, thoughts, and ideas. Pastan makes a point to try to make her poems extremely clear and not cleverly obscure. Her poetry takes on many different themes depending on the situation she has been placed in. Much of Pastan’s...
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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 three...
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  • Marks
    Freshman Composition 112 – 12:00 MWF Critical Literature-Based Essay Shavon Daniels October 10, 2012 Marks The roles of men and women are changing. Things are not what they used to be. “Today’s father is no longer always the traditional married breadwinner and disciplinarian in the family...
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  • Pov Essay on Linda Pastan's “Marks
    A Better Grade Than Expected If Linda Pastan’s “Marks” was told by the point of view of the husband it would have probably gone something like this; I give my wife an A for last night’s supper the ironing will get done tomorrow, an A in bed. Our son would give her an A because of what all she...
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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 your...
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  • Conley
    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 her daughter, son, and husband II. Body Paragraph 1 – Main Point #1 A. In “Marks” the mother is being graded by...
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  • Setting Analysis of the Story of an Hour
    Nathan Valentino Setting Analysis Of “The story of an Hour” “The Story of an Hour” is a story about a woman, Mrs. Mallard, who comes to find that her beloved husband Brently Mallard was killed in a railroad incident. She mourns of his death in a different way than most would and tries to find a...
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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 bestows...
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  • Syllabus English
    Student Analysis pp. 751-754. c. Read Elizabeth Bishop, “The Fish” pp. 755-756.BCR: Which lines in this poem provide especially vivid details of the fish? What makes these descriptions effective?Homework: Poetry in Popular Forms pp. 774-777. a. Read S. Pearl Sharp, “It’s the Law: A Rap Poem” pp....
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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 family...
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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 her...
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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 when...
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  • Poem Explication
    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 Pastan, wrote this poem in 1975 to give the reader what...
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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 making...
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  • Interpretation of Anger by Linda Pastan
    Anger by Linda Pastan Many poets compare animals to feelings or objects (whether tangible or intangible), because it is easy for a person to comprehend what an author is actually feeling through everyday comparisons to animals (i.e a lion symbolizes pride or courage). For example: In the poem “A Noiseless...
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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, Biblical...
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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...
    to be the right thing to do. When reading the poem by Langston Hughes, Theme for English B, at first it appears to have a pessimistic approach but as it continues it really turns out to have a more optimistic approach. As for the poem by Linda Pastan, Ethics, and her words started off as being optimistic...
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  • Poems
    a good mother. In the poems “Daystar by Rita Dove and “To a Daughter Leaving Home” by Linda Pastan both of the mothers are going through different stages of motherhood. In both poems we see the similarities that both poems have and we also see the differences. Dove and Pastan show us an early stage...
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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 in...
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