Literature · Poetry

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 A Work of Artifice by Marge Piercy | Poetry Analysis

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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 A Decade by Amy Lowell | Poetry Analysis

Literature · Poetry

A Married State by Katherine Philips (Poetry Analysis)

Since Katherine Philips was married it seems she's qualified to warn people that it might not be all it's cracked up to be. But the right message to take away from the poem is that a person should only get married if they actually want to. Not because of outside pressure (a big reason, why… Continue reading A Married State by Katherine Philips (Poetry Analysis)