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Aunt Jennifers Tigers This poem is a good example of showing the conflict of a woman with using different symbols and statements There is an Aunt Jennifer who makes wonders with her art and uses symbols such as tigers which run in chivalric certainty In the first stanza the poem focuses on the art of the Aunt The first natural symbol used here is the tigers Tigers are known as powerful masculine and wild animals and the reason why Aunt Jennifer uses these in her art should be investigated It is stated that the tigers do not fear men but this may be another symbol for the Aunt to represent her fear and struggle against her man In the second stanza the poem starts to focus more on Aunt Jennifer We start to realize why she created those men-eating tigers in the first place The massive weight of the Uncles wedding band symbolises the marriage that they have However the impression that this ring makes even the ivory needle to pull and the words heavily upon state that this is not a happy marriage after all In the third and final stanza the poem even goes further and describes the Aunts hands after her death It implies that she will still carry the ring and the heavy burdens associated with it On the other hand at the last two lines it is mentioned that the tigers will go on to get victory by being both unafraid and proud Therefore in general the tigers symbolize the freedom that the Aunt desires and it is a way to put her feelings out On the other hand the wedding ring symbolizes the heavy burden of marriage on the Aunt and we can assume that they have problems in their marriage In a conflict between her prisoned life and the free life of the tigers a tragedy of a lonely woman is described in this
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