Analysis Of ' Day Star ' Girl ' By Jamaica Kincaid Essay

839 Words Nov 12th, 2015 4 Pages
Gender stereotypes have always been apart of society either through construct, and communication. We see these stereotypes in “Day Star” by Rita Dove, “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid, and “Barbie Doll” by Marge Piercy. Day Star by Rita Dove is about a mother who felt trapped in her life as a stay at home mother, who just wants to daydream in the sun. “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid is about a mother trying to give her young daughter advise on how not to be a “slut” and how to keep a man. “Barbie Girl” by Marge Peircy was about a smart young lady who did not look how society wanted her to look so she cut off her lgs and nose her biggest features according to society around her, and died.

Day Star by Rita Dove is an about a woman that feel trapped as a mother and wife, because she wants free time away from the baby. She feels limp, oppressed and weak by her duties of a mother. In lines eight through even, Dove writes, “Other days she stared until she/was assured when she closed/her eyes she’d only see her own/vivid blood.” It almost seems as though her children are the reason she exist, she stays home with the children. In the fourth line it is stated “so she lugged a chair behind the garage.” The words express lack of strength of vigor behind the action, most likely from fatigue. In the second line, the repetitive tasks the mother has to take on every day are referred to “diapers steaming on the line.” The Life a stay at home mother is demanding and never over. Girl by Jamaica…

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