This Is a Photograph of Me Essays
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Eerie, my one-word description of Margaret Atwoods poem, This Is a Photograph of Me written in 1939. Based off of the words, the layout, and what the poem actually says is what gave me this eerie sense of feeling. The poem also gave me a feeling that I overlooked something so in turn I read it over and over again, this lead me to a very important conclusion. The poem is about a person being overseen and the feelings that...
In poetry it is important for meanings and themes to be conveyed to us in a unique and interesting manner. Margaret Atwood uses many literary devices so the reader can really feel her poems and come to a greater understanding through her wonderful narrative voices. In the poem, “This is a Photograph of Me,” Atwood uses haunting, ambiguous imagery to bring the piece to life and support its mysterious theme. The first image we receive from the poem is in...
In today’s world, although significant strides have been made towards the pursuit of gender equality, women continue to face discrimination in the workplace, at home and in society. In works such as “This is a photograph of me” by Margaret Atwood, the speaker is wistful and has made herself unimportant even in her death. In “Spelling” by Margaret Atwood, the speaker explores all the different identities a woman takes on in her lifetime and how society limits women from pursuing...
These lines are the fourth stanza of the poem and are located approximately in the center of the piece. I think that the fact that the lines are located in the center is important because to me these lines signify a turning point in the poem or in other words a sort of catharsis. The beginning of the poem is mostly concerned with the surface level details of the photo such as small details like trees and houses. The beginning...