Symbolism: symbols of connection The Open Poetry Unit OpenEducation.ws
Symbolism: connections <ul><li>Poetry can be used to express the often complex relationships among people.
What do we learn about this mother's relationship with her daughter? </li><ul><li>See next slide
Snippet from “Combing” by Gladys Cardiff </li></ul></ul>
Symbolism: connections <ul><ul><li>My daughter’s hair
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Symbolism: symbols of connection

  1. 1. Symbolism: symbols of connection The Open Poetry Unit OpenEducation.ws
  2. 2. Symbolism: connections <ul><li>Poetry can be used to express the often complex relationships among people.
  3. 3. What do we learn about this mother's relationship with her daughter? </li><ul><li>See next slide
  4. 4. Snippet from “Combing” by Gladys Cardiff </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Symbolism: connections <ul><ul><li>My daughter’s hair
  6. 6. curls against the comb,
  7. 7. wet and fragrant— orange
  8. 8. parings. Her face, downcast,
  9. 9. is quiet for one so young.
  10. 10. I take her place. Beneath
  11. 11. my mother’s hands I feel
  12. 12. the braids drawn up tight </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Symbolism: connections <ul><li>How does this author connect to her mother?
  14. 14. Is it different that the relationship in “Combing”? </li><ul><li>See next slide for snippet from “Woman” by Alice Walker </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Symbolism: connections <ul><li>They were women then
  16. 16. My mama's generation
  17. 17. Husky of voice--stout of
  18. 18. Step
  19. 19. With fists as well as
  20. 20. Hands
  21. 21. How they battered down
  22. 22. Doors </li></ul>

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