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A Signifyin(g) Perspective on the Western Tradition in Rita Dove’s Mother Love

Author LiuHuaPing
Tutor ZengZhuQing
School Central South University
Course English Language and Literature
Keywords Rita Duff Mother's love Metaphor refers to Demeter - the Persephone myth Sonnet form of
Type Master's thesis
Year 2009
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As an African-American poet laureate, Rita Duff has been a common concern from Caucasian and African-American literature. Her poetry often includes Western and African-American dual cultural traditions. Her collection of poems, \This paper attempts to Rita Western classical mythology and Western tradition of poetry in the form of repeated and rewrite humanistic thinking, and reveals she conveyed in the metaphor refers to rewrite the attention of the female self and transcend race category from the the metaphor refers perspective to analyze. This article is divided into three sections. The first chapter briefly introduces the metaphor refers to the black literary tradition as well as from the the metaphor refers Perspective Rita Duff practical significance of the mother's love. The second chapter of \The metaphor refers to this myth, Rita Duff Amendment mythology loss and regeneration theme to explore the human loss and rebirth in modern society, especially black women, in a patriarchal society, loss and rebirth. At the same time, based on a metaphor of this myth, Rita Duff rewritten mythology daughter role and the mother role and eventually rewrite the myth of the mother-daughter relationship to convey that she was the mother of the female self-identity and social definition Role concern. The third chapter analyzes the metaphor refers to the mother's love sonnet forms. Most of the poems in the anthology with the form of the sonnet, but Rita Duff rewrite the sonnet form, including branches arranged deviate from the traditional form of the sonnet and the sonnet poem written oral narrative traditions of African-American literature. The the sonnet written calling - answer mode, she discussed between women, between men and women, the relationship between nature and culture. The sonnet written into the blues, she composed a female self-powerful, and the pursuit of self-Bruce. Therefore, Rita Duff \This rewrite not only her identity as a poet to the authority of, the but also deconstruction of the white-centered cultural bias.

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