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This means that she will only have her hands again on the dolls when she has her own daughter who will play with them. This also implies that there is somehow a wheel of events that is to be followed in this practice. She once used to play with her dolls as her mother taught her. In time she will also teach her daughter to play with the dolls and keep them when she turns fifteen as well. Such is the responsibility of a mother reflected in the poem.
On the next sentence, the poet talks about her additional satin undergarment. She compares its softness to the touch of her inner thigh. The 15-year old girl now becomes more aware of her clothes and body. She starts realizing the changes she is going through. She is not the carefree girl she used to be who did not have to worry about anything or anyone. She is now starting to become concerned about her looks and feelings. Furthermore, she speaks of her mother’s hairpins nailing her hair to her skull. This mention of her mother’s hairpin is an allusion to her becoming and acting like her mother. She is now an adult and has to learn her place and responsibilities.
When she describes her mother twisting her hair into a bun, she does not simply describe it like an ordinary circumstance. She mentions that her mother’s hand stretched her eyes open even suggesting it was a deliberate act. However, as one continues to read, it can clearly be seen that her mother’s hand is actually on the hair, never touching the eyes. However, as she pulls the young girl’s hair, her eyes are stretched. This description may imply that with what the mother is doing to her daughter in preparing her for her fifteenth birthday, her eyes are being stretched to see beyond the obvious.
Later, she explains that she is now given the responsibility of taking care of her personal things. She will not expect her mother anymore to be cleaning after her. She has to wash her own beddings
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1. The Art of Poetry Jorge Luis Borges’s “The Art of Poetry” is a beautiful poem that encaptures the essence of the manner in which a poet creates his piece of art. The poem is written in the form of quartets with a rhyme scheme ABBA, which gives a lyrical quality to the poem.
Additionally, her themes seem to have been much influenced by her life of solitude and depression, a life that if continuously depicted in her famous collection of poems. While she is keen to show the reality of death and its presence in the people, she shows high hopes in a life after death.
At thirteen, he dropped out of school, maybe due to his parents’ economic drawbacks. When he was just eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway, eight years his senior, who bore him two daughters and a son. After a few years, he left his family
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The mind as well as every object in the household Mariana is on its way to death in eerie abandonment. It is as if life has got struck and nailed to frustration giving way to extinction in a pathetic and painful strain. It is a lonely journey of groping in the dark