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Adrienne Richs poetry is standard fare in English and Womens Studies courses across the country she is a highly valued teacher and activist Both her poetry and speaking engagements incite action towards finding the relationship between the political and the personal minds of women Adrienne Rich is writers who focus on feminist poems expressing her anger In most of her poems she likes to focus on female experience One of the poems she wrote is Aunt Jennifers Tigers It is about a woman whose husband controlled her life almost as if he was her master and she was his slave She did what he told her to do and did not do what he told her not to do Aunt Jennifer try to escape from her real world by doing things her husband didnt wanted her to do Adrienne Rich tells the reader that even though Aunt Jennifer was not able to live a free life she still let her spirit live and do what she wished she could do through her creations One of her creations was the Tiger who will go on prancing proud and unafraid The tigers symbolize Aunt Jennifers proud and happy spirit and how she would let people see it if she was not held back by her husband Her spirit is something Aunt Jennifer has to hide because her husband would not let her show it Also in the second stanza there is mention of her terrified hands This shows her fear while the tigers represent her spirit and how she would like to live her hands represents the reality of her life Clearly the symbolism that Adrienne Rich uses lets the reader know the kind of life Aunt Jennifer lived and what kind of life she wanted to live Another example of Richs prose can be found in the third stanza Aunt Jennifers terrified hands will never rest even after she is dead She
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