The book i picked up was the circle game by margaret atwood the poem i’m thinking of, “this is a photograph of me,” was the first in the collection it gave me major goosebumps then, and it. In the poem this is a photograph of me, margaret atwood attempts to depict the parallels between a picture slowly developing and the narrators realization of her death this poem is divided into two parts with the second half separated by brackets. Margaret atwood, this is a photograph of me these lines are from the second section of the poem this is a photograph of me by margaret atwood the word ‘drowned’ at the end of these two lines comes as a shock to the readers as until now they thought the poet was speaking to them but the readers now realize that they are listening to a. The poem, this is a photograph of me belongs to atwood’s second collection of poems, the circle gamethe poem starts innocently with the pronoun “it” and the reader searches for the subject in the first few lines of conscious description. This was the first poem of atwoods i have read in the beginning of the poem i see it as someone looking at a photograph and desciribing it as being quite blurred and and hard to see, but yet it seems to be a beautiful scenery with the lake and hills, but to a viewer it is just an ordinary picture of a scene.
This is a photograph of me i think this poem is bringing out more of mary atwood's femenist side she starts out describing a photograph she starts out describing a photograph she says, a smeared print: blurred lines and grey flecks blended with the paper. Regarded as one of canada’s finest living writers, margaret atwood is a poet, novelist, story writer, essayist, and environmental activist her books have received critical acclaim in the united states, europe, and her native canada, and she has received numerous literary awards, including the booker prize, the arthur c clarke award, and the governor general’s award, twice. Margaret atwood - the poem is a monologue, the apt form for introspection it is a metaphysical poem margaret atwood poetry analysis: margaret atwoodâ€™sâ€journey to the interior margaret atwood's journey to the interior - nebo lit 'journey to the interior' by. “this is a photograph of me” is the first poem of atwood’s first important and mature collection and a highly acclaimed work among the poems of her best-loved book, the circle game (1966) what in this collection is of paramount importance is atwood’s romantic attitude and creation of a romantic atmosphere.
Atwood uses a blurred and unusual photograph to highlight the limits of our perception in this challenging poem you will see me) we might expect a photograph to capture objective reality, to freeze a moment eternally and with clarity but this is not the case in atwood’s poem atwood describes. Join us in celebrating margaret atwood's 77th birthday with her poem 'this is a photograph of me,' as illustrated by nathan gelgud. To get at the heart of margaret atwood's poem this is a photograph of me, it is helpful to consider atwood's previous work her novel the handmaid's tale, for example, explores the theme of women's subjugation. Photo by jean malek margaret atwood recently wrote an essay titled margaret atwood on what the handmaid's tale means in the age of trump that caught my eye there has been a swarm of interest around the book thanks to the upcoming series on hulu, but i have to admit that i was curious to see if her political views matched mine.
This is a photograph of me by margaret atwood commentsit was taken some time ago at first it seems to be a smeared print blurred lines and grey flecks blended with the paper then as you scan it you can page. As a prominent feminist writer, atwood often writes in the subject of women being cast off and seen as secondary when compared to men i distinctly noticed that in this poem she did just that the poem is entitled, this is a photograph of me, thus stating that it is about atwood (a female) the beginning of the poem describes the photo and. In the poem this is a photograph of me by margaret atwood, the photograph is used by the poet as a device to directly communicate her message to the reader the title of the poem announces in a direct and forthright way that the poem will be a self examination. This is a photograph of me by margaret atwood - it was taken some time ago at first it seems to be a smeared print: blurred lines and grey flecks blended with the.
Margaret atwood made her debut in 1966 with the poetry collection titled the circle game, for which she won canada's prestigious governor general's award this is a photograph of me is the collection's opening poem and invites numerous interpretations. At first, atwood's poems seem unusually straightforward, but this is not the case for example, in this is a photograph of me, the simple diction might cause one to believe that the poem is just about a woman who drowned in a lake. This poem offers a wide range of interpretations that vary in their idea, depth and likeliness i have grown quite a liking toward margaret atwood's ambiguity, to which i was introduced by my english teacher. Margaret atwood - poet - born in canada in 1939, margaret atwood is the author of over fifteen books of poetry.
Margaret atwood is/not provides nanowrimo procrastination i just found this blog, poetry post , through twitter it will bear more exploration in the future meanwhile, the entry i linked here has a wonderful poem i hadn't read by one of my favorite authors, margaret atwood. The title of margaret atwood's this is a photograph of me is quite suggestive the title may give rise to several interpretations the speaker may want our attention to be drawn to the photograph. The analysis of this is a photograph of me by margaret atwood uploaded by 1 the position of women in society as seen in margaret atwood’s this is a photograph of me introduction a background of the study the poem this is a photograph of me by margaret atwood tries to give description about woman position in the society their.
Margaret atwood photograph gradually develops leading to the reader’s realization of her death atwood who seems alive but is actually dead in the poem, explores the facades that women accept in order to conform in patriarchal society – she explains the appearance and reality of women. ‘this is a photograph of me’ by margaret atwood (poem analysis) april 25, 2016 april 24, 2016 poetry shark poem analysis 20th century poetry , canadian poetry , literature , margaret atwood , place , poem , poetry , poetry analysis , senses , truth.
Margaret atwood this is a photograph of me by margaret atwood it was taken some time ago at first it seems to be a smeared print: blurred lines and grey flecks blended with the paper share this poem: more poems published by this author provisions. This is a photograph of me - it was taken some time ago the academy of american poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and supporting american poets. For my ap lit class digital poetry project this is a photograph of me by margaret atwood.