• Poems
    Motherhood What is motherhood? Being caring and having patience are the main two components that make 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...
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  • Anger by Linda Pastan
    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...
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  • Two Kinds
    Olds, The One Girl at the Boys Party Sharon Olds, Rite of Passage *Frank O’Hara, Autobiographia Literaria *Mary Oliver, Alligator Poem Michael Ondaatje, Dates *Gregory Orr, Once the two of us Linda Pastan, Ethics Linda Pastan, Marks *Lucia Perillo, Scott Wonders if His Daughter Will...
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  • Evolution of Mother’s Love for Her Children
    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 child. "35/10" written by Olds is a poem about a how the speaker, who is the mother talking to the father, feels about her daughter growing up. While brushing...
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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...
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  • Motherhood in Literature
    “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, in a loving manner, and open to the hard changes that lie ahead. By comparing and contrasting the events...
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  • Love and Death Poem Analysis
    |Linda Pastan |John Donne | |Lord Byron | | | | |“we’re safety hopeless...
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  • Comprehension and Curriculum
    History Teacher” from Sailing Alone Around the Room: New and Selected Poems by Billy Collins © 2002 Heitzman, Judy Page “The Schoolroom on the Second Floor of the Knitting Mill” The New Yorker December 2nd 1991 Pastan, Linda, “Ethics” from Waiting for My Life, by Linda Pastan, © 1981 Zimmer, Paul "ZIMMER'S HEAD THUDDING AGAINST THE BLACKBOARD" from Family Reunion: Selected and New Poems, by Paul Zimmer, © 1983...
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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...
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  • My Document
    Poetry Assignment 4 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...
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  • my mother
     A Mother’s Bad Dream As a mother nothing is harder to watch than your child grow up to become an 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...
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  • Poem Anthology
    child on one hip For ballast, her head distracted with poems? The magician waved and bowed, showed us his empty sleeves and she was gone. Linda Pastan Death & Co. Two, of course there are two. It seems perfectly natural now- The one who never looks...
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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...
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  • Qedwe
    assigned poems from Chapter 21, Figures of Speech. “Jump Cabling” is a short poem by Linda Pastan in which she uses smiles and metaphors in a jeu d’esprit. She describes this ordeal she endured while she was getting her car jumped in which she basically puts and relates here procedure to a...
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  • To a Daughter Leaving Home
    path of the park, I kept waiting for the thud of your crash as I sprinted to catch up, while you grew smaller, more breakable with distance, pumping, pumping for your life, screaming with laughter, the hair flapping behind you like a handkerchief waving goodbye. By: Linda Pastan...
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  • lt3 feedback
    relevant to the point you are making, keep it brief, cite in a footnote and in your bibliography. AO4 (10 marks) Make sure you are clear how specific context has influenced the writers – link this to a point based on quote analysis: Remember Task – text – context. How does the writer reflect or...
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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...
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  • Explication Study Guide of How to Critique and Analyze Poetry College Literature
    Donne wanted to write poems that were not in the style of sentimental Elizabethan love poetry. These poems are known for their use of conceits - unusual analogies such as linking love and a compass. 62. tendency to psychological analysis of emotion of love and religion 63. form is frequently an...
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  • Telemachus: the True Hero of the Odyssey
    26, 2007. Homer. “The Odyssey” Retellings, Clarke, M.B. and A.G. Clarke. McGraw Hill. New York, NY. 2004. 256-257 Howard, Richard. “Ithaca: The Palace at Four a.m” Retellings, Clarke, M.B. and A.G. Clarke. McGraw Hill. New York, NY. 2004. 261-263 Pastan, Linda. “Rereading The Odyssey in Middle Age” Retellings, Clarke, M.B. and A.G. Clarke. McGraw Hill. New York, NY. 2004. 264...
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  • Woman, Land and Nation: an Ecocritical Reading of Margaret Atwood’s Poetry
    the wilderness of Canadian bush and it also marks the loss of her self. She: entered a large darkness. It was our own ignorance we entered. (“Further Arrivals”) But her struggle for survival in the bush changes her. In the poem “Departure from the Bush”, she is almost ready to...
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