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Woman to Man by Judith Wright At first glance the title seemed to have more than one connotation Woman to Man is the woman giving something to the man maybe a gift Woman to Man Maybe the title is trying to compare the two genders I was slightly confused when I read this poem at first but it became apparent from the rich metaphors that it was about the sexual relation between the woman and man It is also about conception - or rather the potential of creating a child from this sexual act - told from the womans point of view Judith Wright was very bold in writing such a poem since it was published in 1949 when such issues werent discussed in the public but as a well regarded poet she had achieved a good reputation for expressing herself and therefore could write a subjective poem about this issue The main idea of this poem is based upon female sexuality and sensuality and that sex is symbolic of life or death if pregnancy fails The title seems to mean now Woman to Man as if the woman is offering herself to the Man offering her body to create a child through the act of sex It also means that the woman has something to give to the man not only the pleasure but through blood and pain a child The language compliments the mood of this poem as it varies from a sad and melancholy cry to a voice of hope all in a constant confident feel and by this the poets reflections and contemplations are communicated successfully to us making us feel in the same way she has felt The first stanza begins with a bold and confident entry describing in a simple way the sexual relation between the man and the woman or better said Woman to Man The seed which the
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