A Work of Artifice by Marge Piercy | Poetry Analysis

The meaning of Piercy’s poem is simple. It uses metaphor to show how the female gender role can confine women and stop them from reaching their full potential. “The bonsai tree / in the attractive pot / could have grown eighty feet tall” A bonsai tree can grow to be quite large. But when it’s in the... Continue Reading →

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A Decade by Amy Lowell | Poetry Analysis

Amy Lowell's poem accomplishes so much with so few words. "A Decade" conveys so much passion and captures the feeling and process of love. "When you came, you were like red wine and honey, / and the taste of you burnt my mouth with its sweetness" -- when someone first falls in love it brings... Continue Reading →

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