Analysis Of Still Life In Landscape

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Sharon Olds is an American poet that is known for expressing herself through her literary works. Like most famous poets, she incorporates real life connections into her poems. “Olds is known for writing intensely personal, emotionally scathing poetry” (Sharon Olds). She is known for winning respected awards such as the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize (Sharon Olds). Readers have the opportunity to learn about her and her award winning works. The characters in her poems represented ideas and experiences from her life time. Sharon Old’s unique personal experience is reflected through her literary works (Sharon Olds). She wrote about her experience in fictional form and it was influenced by possible themes in her life. …show more content…
Reminded that her daughter had grown up, the mother had to accept it and allow her to grow. The poem, Still Life in Landscape, was about a family that came across a car accident. At the scene, a woman was on the floor, dead, contorted, and surrounded by fragments of her vehicle (Still Life). The father was driving, intoxicated, and his wife and daughter were passengers of the vehicle. The mother attempted to shield her daughter from seeing the atrocity. The mother moved the daughter’s head away and sheltered it amid her breasts (Still Life). The poem, After Making Love in Winter, was about two lovers: a man and a woman. The woman described the feelings of having sex and the sensations from an orgasm. “Slowly I cool off—hot, warm, cool, cold, icy, till the skin all over my body is ice except at those points our bodies touch like blooms of fire” (After Making Love). She was in awe from the experience and her lust was satisfied. Although First Thanksgiving, Still Life in Landscape, and After Making Love in Winter were distinctive stories, it is possible that they each had three themes in common: femininity, loss of innocence, and

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