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Two Different Attitudes Two Different Worlds In this essay I am going to compare and contrast the speakers and the stories of Homage to my Hips and Her Kind The speakers in this stories have very different attitudes and approaches in telling their story about the same topic While talking about the oppression of women both Lucille Clifton and Anne Sexton take the own stance on the situation While Clifton expresses her proud and self-confident attitude Sexton on the other hand speaks in a very snotty self-righteous tone Each of these extremely influential woman that I will be talking about describe their own individual experiences These experiences create a very clear individualistic tone that makes the poems of these two writers differ in many ways The speaker in Homage to my Hips carries a very proud and self-confident attitude The best example of this would be when the speaker says These hips are mighty hips These hips are magic hips I have known them to put a spell on a man and spin him like a topPg705 That line is so powerful it portrays the image that she thinks that bug women are better than men The speaker in this poem is also a very brave and daring type of women They dont like to be held back These hips have never been enslaved they go where they want to goPg705 that line shows how brave the speaker is It conveys the message that nobody is going to hold her back form achieving her goals During the time period that this poem was written women were stereotyped and told to look a certain way They were also restrained and not given the freedom they deserved In this poem the speaker conveys the message that it is all right to be a big girl and you dont
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