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Comment 9 of 13, added on July 19th, 2013 at 7:02 AM.

this poem doesnt portrate the real conditio of the wome. As a teacher i
requesting that to remove the poem frome school syllabus

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Comment 8 of 13, added on July 17th, 2012 at 1:34 PM.

criticism may helps empowerment,but louises dark,pessimistic,feable women
makes a negativ impact.As a teacher,i felt such an thearotical crisis
consernig this poem

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Comment 6 of 13, added on July 3rd, 2011 at 11:37 AM.
the analysise

this poem deals with women in 19 century in the American and European
communities .the scope upon women"s right.
It was an age when there is a sharp differentiation between men and women
.men are thought they have natures suited to the public world while women
thought they are private .
men are powerful ,brave ,active ,logical, dependence ,rational and
ambitious . while women are weak ,timid,passive ,illogical,independence
,emotional ,and content .
European and American women in 19 century lived in gender inequality .Bogan
tried through this poem to reform the perspective about women"s rights.
if we look to women "s right in employment.women are rejected because that
opinion ,they are content passive and lazy.In the lower class women were
working in only as servants and as factory workers they worked in home ,any
serious study of ant subject was seen as harmful to family unless the
serious study deals with social and religious issues.

Comment 5 of 13, added on June 3rd, 2011 at 7:33 PM.
point of view

this poem , i think that written by bogan to break all the stereotypes of
women in 19 century .they lived in gender inequality ,enjoyed few of legal
rights .they could"t vote couldn"t testify in courts .have oppressions in
education and marriage .they remained home ,not educated . so i think she
wants to form the perception of the American community specifically and the
west generally .

Ameera from Egypt
Comment 4 of 13, added on May 17th, 2011 at 8:58 PM.
women are free

well, i think that we are all human beings men and women,when Allah created
us ,created men and women have the same rights and duties ,some times you
will find women are more successful than men ,i think it depends on mind
,thinking ,dreaming ,experiences ,trials of life and y ideology , yes
definitely may be culture forms our perceptions and ideologies but i think
,dreams knows no bounds ,just trust on your self and on your talent . i
think we as women have the desire to succeed ,whatever the field. but one
of the points which we should take it in our consideration that if we are
talking about women ,so still some people think that women who are wearing
veil are oppressed , they could n"t understand and accept this woman .
What goes through your mind?
As you sit there looking at me
Well I can tell from your looks
That you think Iím so oppressed
But I donít need for you to liberate me

My head is not bare
And you canít see my covered hair
So you sit there and you stare
And you judge me with your glare
Youíre sure Iím in despair
But are you not aware
Under this scarf that I wear
I have feelings, and I do care
So donít you see?
That Iím truly free
This piece of scarf on me
I wear so proudly
To preserve my dignity...

My modesty
My integrity
So donít judge me
Open your eyes and see...
ďWhy canít you just accept me?Ē she says
ďWhy canít I just be me?Ē she says
Time and time again
You speak of democracy
Yet you rob me of my liberty
All I want is equality
Why canít you just let me be free?

Ameera zakaria from Egypt

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Poet: Louise Bogan
Poem: Women
Volume: Body of This Death
Year: 1923
Added: Feb 20 2003
Viewed: 1185 times
Poem of the Day: Jan 7 2009

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