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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?