Tuohy 1 Mikki Tuohy ENG 390 Dr. Buttram December 12, 2008
Grading Feminist Theory
The poem “Marks” 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 differen...
There has always been times that a professor or teacher would assign a paper to write or maybe even a question that's quite debatable. A professor assigning a paper to free write but I wouldn't even know what to write about because knowing the professor may either take it...
The Caged Beast: An Interpretation of 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 c...
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 he...
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 Pa...
The Oxford English Dictionary defines the word anger, a noun physical affliction or pain; inflammatory state of any part of the body. Then defines anger, a verb
to distress, trouble, vex, hurt, wound. In Linda Pastan's poem "Anger" the word anger takes the action of a noun. The word anger stands o...
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 yo...
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
Linda Pastan, the author of To a Daughter Leaving Home, uses the transition in childhood of learning to ride a bike as an analogy to the pain a parent feels when their child grows up and leaves home. There are many moments in this poem that show the stages of a child’s growth and se...
Dr. David Pulling
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, Lind...
Freshman Composition 112 – 12:00 MWF
Critical Literature-Based Essay
October 10, 2012
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 th...
POETRY – Poems about Love
DIRECTIONS: Discuss the attitude/tone of the poem and the theme in your small groups. Afterward, write down your conclusions regarding the tone and theme of poems about a similar subject.
|“The Quiet World” |“Flirtation”...
Table of Contents
“I Did Not Die” by Melinda Sue Pacho 2
Summary Report for “I Did Not Die” 3
“Dirge of Love” by William Shakespeare 4
Summary Report for “Dirge of Love” 5
“The Man He Killed” by Thomas Hardy 6
Summary Report for “The Man he Kill...
Women's Rights Issue Behind Linda Pastan's Marks
By: Linda Pastan
My husband gives me an A
for last night's supper,
an incomplete for my ironing,
a B plus in bed.
My son says I am average,
an average mother, but if
I put my mind to...
Because I could Not Stop for Death- Emily Elizabeth Dickinson
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was an American poet who lived, for the most part, an introverted and solitary life. Dickinson was a productive closed-door poet: most of her poems were published posthumously, and critics now consider Dickinson...
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When I am older..
When I am older my world will revolve around the simplistic and basic traits of the beautiful world
that surrounds myself. I won’t be one of those every day people that makes the world complicated and
unorthodox. Perhaps my own views could be considered such, but to m...