Flashcards in Feminine Gospels Poems Deck (13):
The Long Queen
Queen Elizabeth I, the Queen who brought an end to the Tudor rule and is often remembered for never marrying.
In summary, the poem talks of a Queen who looks over every single female in the world, notably through childhood, periods and childbirth.
The map woman
About a woman who has escaped her home town and has achieved everything she wishes for
Her skin is marked with her memories in which she can’t escape them no matter how hard she tries
A woman who wants a beautiful body - either through self identity or social pressures
The woman who shopped
Is about materialism and being the victim of capitalism.
Explores the hard labour a woman goes through even until death.
Explores an economic change - from house work to factory’s - destruction
Explores an ever-growing population
About a woman who is trying to fit into society by being socially mobile - she adapts to what it around her physically
A female who’s voice is finally heard over the destruction of war - the influence of media
About the neglecting of the elderly and how they are left in depression. They reflect on the negatives of history - perhaps what they’ve gone through.
About abandoned ambition - women writers being ignored : ‘Anon’ is what they’d do to publish their work.
The laughter of Stafford Girls’ High
About rebelling against repressive regimes - the kids are rebelling, and the teachers are trying to control them yet they’re repressed themselves.
About the repression of homosexuality and that love does not need validation
The light gatherer
About motherhood - signs of an abortion, speaking to the spirit of the child