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Aunt Jennifer's Tigers

Aunt Jennifer's Tigers

by

Adrienne Rich

Analysis: Allusions

When poets refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.

Literary and Philosophical References

  • Rich never specifically references the myth of Philomela in "Aunt Jennifer's Tigers," but it's a pretty neat story and it involves silenced women and a tapestry, so we thought we'd clue you in. Check out the myth here. Do you see any similarities between the two texts?

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