Portrait d'une Femme
Portrait d'une Femme Symbolism, Imagery, & Allegory
There’s more to a poem than meets the eye.
From the very first line, the speaker associates the "femme" with the Sargasso Sea, and this turns out to be the beginning of an extended metaphor, as the woman's personality and interactions are c...
So let's go back to how the speaker says, sort of strangely, "Your mind and you are our Sargasso Sea" (1). The fact that the woman's mind is singled out here seems pretty significant, and we should...
Commerce and Merchandise
What do London and the Sargasso Sea have in common? Being important locations for commerce. The Sargasso Sea is located east of the Caribbean islands, placing it smack in the middle of important tr...
As we discuss in "Form and Meter," the majority of this poem is written in blank verse, which immediately recalls Shakespeare, the undeniable great master of the form. As literary critic Rachel Bla...
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