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homage to my hips

homage to my hips

  

by Lucille Clifton

homage to my hips Strength and Skill Quotes

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Quote #1

they don't fit into little
petty places. (4-5)

Part of the speaker's strength comes from realizing when she's in places that don't allow her to be who she is – and realizing, as well, that it's those places which are petty, not her.

Quote #2

they don't like to be held back. (7)

We get the sense that these hips could break through brick walls…or anything else that gets in their way!

Quote #3

these hips are mighty hips. (11)

OK, we're probably not talking Bionic Woman strong, but we appreciate the superhuman quality that our speaker imagines for herself. We could all use a little bit more superhuman strength every now and then!

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