scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,356
Jennifers Tigers To some people words are just a mess of confusion Words are used solely to direct and lead Words can only mean exactly what they say on paper People think that sentences mean the same thing to every person not matter the time or gender But to others words are much more than that This is extremely apparent in Adrienne Richs poetry Her first poem to some people appears to be random paragraphs placed together But to me this poem means something more It means something different than it does to the person next to me but to them the poem can be reaching out as well Rich writes that Poems are like dreams in them you put what you dont know you know I think that she was saying that poems like dreams as well can be interpreted for each person differently This poem is not only written in three stanzas but also three chronological stages of life She begins her poem with the sentence Aunt Jennifers Tigers stride across a screen When I read this first sentence of the poem I thought that she was removing her mind from herself I got this idea from when she talks about re-visioning She talks about the act of looking back or seeing with fresh eyes of entering an old text from a new critical direction When she talks of this new direction I think she is writing about removing herself and looking at her life from a critical point of view I believe that she was watching her life on a screen She has created Aunt Jennifer to conceal her own identity She sees men in her life as tigers I think she chose tigers because tigers are vicious She believes that a Mans power to dominate tyrannize choose or reject the woman These characteristics are ones of a tiger Tigers are dominating creatures who tyrannize trying to oppress other animals A tiger
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA