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Tigers of Rich Adrienne’s Aunt Jennifer’s 1951
Adrienne Rich’s “Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers” was published in 1951. (Canvas page)
Adrienne Rich’s “Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers” (1951)
Aunt Jennifer’s tigers, bright topaz denizens of a green world, prance across a screen.
They are unafraid of the men beneath the tree, and they pace with a sleek chivalric confidence.
Aunt Jennifer’s finger fluttering through her wool finds it difficult to pull even the ivory needle.
Uncle’s wedding band is a colossal piece of jewelry.
Aunt Jennifer’s hand is heavily pressed against him.
Aunt’s terrified hands will lie in the grave when she dies.
She was enslaved by ordeals that were still ringing in her ears.
The tigers she drew in the panel
Will continue to prancing, confident and unafraid.
Step 1: Instructions
Read the poem carefully, noting how word choice and imagery contribute to the poem’s overall theme.
WRITE about how the word choice and imagery (and be specific) contribute to the overall effect.
Containment is one of the poem’s themes (main ideas) (keep something within limits)
Subversion is a term that refers to the (undermine power)
The meaning of the poem. (Explain what you think the poem is trying to say.)