• Pass and Fail
    for a poem to write about, I thought long and hard of which route I would want to take for this. Knowing that poems aren’t very long and with it only having 2 or 3 paragraphs or just even a sentence with words you can definatley come to terms with many conclusions about it. Pass/Fail is a poem about...
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  • Evolution of Mother’s Love for Her Children
    sure that her child is safe and healthy. Three poems that show how powerful a mother’s love for her child can be are "35/10" by Sharon Olds, "My Son the Man" by Sharon Olds, and "To a Daughter Leaving Home" by Linda Pastan. I think that these three poems portray beautifully how a mother feels about her...
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  • Compare & Contrast - a Daughter Leaving Home
    Compare & Contrast Essay The poem, “To a Daughter Leaving Home”, by Linda Pastan, depicts the scene of a mother teaching her little girl to ride a bike at the age of eight and watching her master it. Yvor Winter’s “At the San Francisco Airport" is about a father reminiscing about the memory of...
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  • Anger by Linda Pastan
    distress, trouble, vex, hurt, wound. In Linda Pastan's poem "Anger" the word anger takes the action of a noun. The word anger stands out for two reasons, the author chooses it for the title, and the only sentence with anger gives the poem meaning. In the beginning of the poem the word "it" gets used many times...
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  • Two Kinds
    Mourned by Daughters Raymond Carver, Photograph of my Father in His Twenty Second Year Judith Ortiz Cofer, My Father In the Navy: A Childhood Memory Poems About Parents Theodore Roethke, My Papa’s Waltz Dylan Thomas, Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night Lucille Clifton, My Mama Moved among the Days ...
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  • Motherhood in Literature
    different mothers that, despite their differences, share many motherly qualities. The mothers in question are from “To a Daughter Leaving Home” by Linda Pastan and “Rules of the Game” by Amy Tan. While Tan’s depiction of the mother is more strict, stern and disciplining, Pastan’s motherly figure is concerned...
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  • Love and Death Poem Analysis
    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” ...
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  • Comprehension and Curriculum
    images to the readers mind. The perfect poem may only consist of four lines or it may be a two page journey into another world. What the poet intends is to share a piece of themselves through written words and allows the reader to take from it what they might. Poems do not come with directions or a footnote...
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  • my mother
    independent individual. As shown in the poem “To a Daughter Leaving Home” by Linda Pastan no matter how old your daughter turns as a mother you will always worry about the choices your child will make and the people that will hurt her throughout life. This poem also show no matter how much you may want...
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  • My Document
    To a Daughter Leaving Home Linda Pastan If a less advanced reader, such as a young child, were to read this poem, they would probably assume that the author was simply describing a child learning how to ride a bike.  However, this work goes much deeper than that.  Receiving a hint from the title of the poem, one can come to the conclusion ...
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  • Analagy of a Poem
    Leaving Home 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 separation...
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  • Women's Rights Issue Behind Linda Pastan's Marks
    Women's Rights Issue Behind Linda Pastan's Marks 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 it ...
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  • Poem Anthology
    Summary Report for “Dora” 11 “Mid-term Break” by Seamus Heaney 12 Summary Report for “Mid-term Break” 13 “Death’s Blue-Eyed Girl” by Linda Pastan 14 Summary for “Death’s Blue-Eyed Girl” 15 “Death & Co.” by Sylvia Plath 16 Summary Report for “Death & Co.” 17 Epilogue ...
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  • To a Daughter Leaving Home
    pumping, pumping for your life, screaming with laughter, the hair flapping behind you like a handkerchief waving goodbye. By: Linda Pastan I decided on the poem “To a Daughter Leaving Home,” for its overall simplicity matched with the deeper meaning that I found within. It stood out to me immediately...
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  • lt3 feedback
    area. Reapproach the texts. So your points can tick all the Assessment Objective boxes, aim to make a relevant, clear point and include detailed analysis of l,s,f, with terminology, a reference to context, discussion of critic/ alternative interpretation, a comparison or connection with another text...
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  • Linda Pastan
    Literary Analysis The title, To A Daughter Leaving Home, gives you great insight as to the deeper meaning of the poem. On the surface, the title may not seem that it relates directly to the poem itself. However, with further examination, you begin to see the connection between a daughter leaving home...
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  • Qedwe
    uses inverted word order in "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening." What effect does Frost's word order have on the poem? Does it contribute to your understanding and/or enjoyment of the poem? Robert Frost’s inverted word order in “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”, gives me, as a reader, a childlike...
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  • Explication Study Guide of How to Critique and Analyze Poetry College Literature
    implicit, to history, the Bible, myth, literature, painting, music, and so on—that suggests the meaning or generalized implication of details in the story, poem, or play. ♡ Brightness falls from the air/ Queens have died young and fair/Dust hath closed Helen’s eye. from Thomas Nashe’s “Litany in Time of Plague;”...
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  • Telemachus: the True Hero of the Odyssey
    herself instead of for Laertes? “It was a shawl she made, something warm a man might wrap around her shoulders windy nights one of the suitors perhaps.” (Pastan 264) Penelope lived in a time where women could not rule as a king. Ithaca needed a king and for twenty years they were without a king because of Penelope...
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  • Woman, Land and Nation: an Ecocritical Reading of Margaret Atwood’s Poetry
    Atwood (b. 1939) - Canada’s extraordinary woman of letters - has made her reputation as much by being versatile as by being controversial. Atwood’s poem reflects a post-modern emphasis on language as constitutive of reality, the forms are discontinuous, and her thematic focus is on almost all the central...
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