* Site-Outage Notice: Our engineering elves will be tweaking the Shmoop site from Monday, December 22 10:00 PM PST to Tuesday, December 23 5:00 AM PST. The site will be unavailable during this time.
Dismiss
© 2014 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
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?

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...

Advertisement
Noodle's College Search
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement