The Rights of Woman
The Rights of Woman Themes
Little Words, Big Ideas
Women and Femininity
Well, duh, you're probably saying. This poem is called "The Rights of Woman." Naturally, the question of "women and femininity" is going to play its part. But it's not all as straightforward as you...
Freedom and Confinement
Almost any piece of 18th-century British literature that has to do with women's rights and femininity is probably going to touch on the ideas of freedom and confinement, and "The Rights of Woman" i...
Rules and Order
Women are turning the established order of things all topsy-turvy in "The Rights of Woman," and the speaker knows it. She spends most of the poem describing how women are going to take up weapons a...
We're betting you didn't expect to see so much war in a poem called "The Rights of Woman." And yet, here we are, talking about weapons and battle. It's all in the name of Anna Barbauld making her p...
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