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Analysis and comments on wishes for sons by Lucille Clifton

Comment 3 of 3, added on December 2nd, 2011 at 2:00 AM.
my say on wishes for sons

I believe Mike is right.She is not showing the other sex as weak of the
female sex as dominant because man has no clue what a woman go through. It
is basically pointing at the desensitized world. Man earns by working hard.
He needs to remember what he aimed at when he started working. If it is
just money that he is after, then he better know that he does not belong to
the human race...which has seen pain right in front of its eyes. It is for
both men and women alike that Lucille speaks. She wants to induce the
feelings of wonderment and amazement that once existed when we were young.
It has to stay with us till we take our last breath.

Salwa from Pakistan
Comment 2 of 3, added on April 15th, 2010 at 4:48 AM.

After reading a few comments this poem disappoints me. If it is serious in
its feminist approach in suggesting men go through less pain in their lives
than women, I think it shows a real lack of insight by Clifton. I do not
think this was her aim, I think it has a lighter, more playful meaning to
it (almost a joke). But when i read comments like megans i begin to lose
faith.

Saying another sex has it "better" then you is childish and irresponsible.
Saying that the other sex doesn't appreciate your hardships or pain is
hypocritical.

Mike from United States
Comment 1 of 3, added on May 2nd, 2007 at 4:52 AM.

Men generally have no clue what its like to be a female, to tell you the
truth it just about sucks, Lucille Clifton realizes this and characterizes
it in a poem addressed to men, so that they may better understand women.
She is a voice for women. For men to better understand that women arenít
feeble, docile creatures but strong and can endure great hardships that a
man would crumble under.



Megan from United States

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Poet: Lucille Clifton
Poem: wishes for sons
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