Essay about Analysis Of The Poem ' Daystar ' By Rita Dove

976 Words Oct 15th, 2016 4 Pages
The poem “Daystar” by Rita Dove is the poem I can relate to because there have been times that I feel overwhelmed just like the woman described in the poem. In the beginning of the poem Rita Dove describes what it seems like a stay at home mother wanting some free time for herself, but she has so much to do. The woman finds some free time to have a moment for herself while the children nap. The woman usually has almost an hour to just relax before the children wake up. Then later that night as she laid in bed with her husband, all she could think about was that one peaceful hour where she had nothing to do or anyone to worry about. It seems like that one hour was the highlight of her entire day. The poem “Daystar” by Rita Dove dramatizes the life of a busy mother and how most of them don’t have time for themselves.
The poem starts off by saying “She wanted a little room for thinking but she saw diapers steaming on the line”. I can relate to this line in the poem because I am a mother to a 1-year-old child, a wife, and a fulltime student. There are some days where I do want some time to myself and not have a worry in the world but, I know there is still so much to do like change diapers, feed my child, cook dinner, attend class, clean up, and manage to find time to do homework and study. The woman in the poem just wanted a moment where she didn’t have one chore or a child to look after. The woman in the poem feels like she had no freedom because she is always doing for her…

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