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    Symbolism: symbols of connection Symbolism: symbols of connection Presentation Transcript

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