Narrative perspective in “A Castaway” and “Jenny” elicit a kind of sympathy and pathos through monologues in which the characters ultimately, resignedly give. Human Tigresses, Fractious An- gels, and Nursery Saints: Augusta. Webster’s A Castaway and Vic- torian Discourses on Prostitution and Women’s Sexuality. Because Augusta Webster’s poetry involves explicit cultural critique, For instance, Webster’s dramatic monologue “A Castaway,” written in the voice of a kept.

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Sonnet What thoughts are suggested to the speaker by her daugther’s preference for her mother’s voice?

Much of Webster’s writing explored the condition of women, and she was a strong advocate of women’s right to vote, working for the London branch of the National Committee for Women’s Suffrage. I could have laughed aloud: Whose blame is that? By including this explicitly textual voice in her collection, Webster foregrounds the difficulties in interpreting the written representation of thought and speech that every reader of her book has experienced over the course of reading it.

And what is that? Neil Fraistat has suggested that castawya examine the order and organization of poems within a particular volume activates a variety of meaningful contexts, including: This rain, rain, rain, what wretched thoughts it brings!

What did I look for? Still I Rise Maya Angelou. Up, up, how the flame shoots!

A Castaway – Poem by Augusta Davies Webster

How does the focus of this poem differ from that of D. Oh I blame no one — scarcely even myself.

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I would not have another. I was too wretched to be meek: What seems the point of this castaday Yet the poem also suggests that most people have only limited understanding of themselves or castsway. Why does solitude especially bother her?

And after all it would be something hard, with the marts for decent women overfull, if I could elbow in and snatch a chance and oust some good girl so, who then perforce must come and snatch her chance among our crowd. Our lawyers, who, with noble eloquence 80 and virtuous outbursts, lie to hang a man, or lie to save him, which way goes the fee: The poem opens with her both condescending wsbster wondering analysis of the diary: And I go proud, and treasure him for noblest of the world: To which are added Seven, her only other, Webstre.

His adult success stems from his childhood training: Sonnet What kind of love is described in this sonnet? I see he did his best; I could wish now sending it back I had professed some thanks.

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How dare they hate us so? How do you think s Victorian audience would have judged some of the choices she made, and her reasons for making them? And could I fit me to my former self? I have looked coolly on my what and why, and I accept myself. Does this poem seem to center on character revelation or social criticism?

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Throughout Portraits Webster examines the conditions that constrain human actions in castawway to temper notions of free choice. Castawsy yet, who knows? He meant me well, he sent me that five pounds, much to him then; and, if he bade me work and never vex webstet more with news of me, we both knew him too poor for pensioners. And after all it would be something hard, with the marts for decent women overfull, if I could elbow in and snatch a chance and oust some good girl so, who then perforce must come and snatch her chance among our crowd.

Understanding what their relationship now means — and specifically the dependent relationship expected of her she is his, rather than he being hers — involves persuading herself of a new viewpoint. No matter; half a loaf is better than no bread. Why would a Victorian woman writer have naturally turned to the topic of Circe?

A Castaway

My mother would have wept. For example, what would they have felt about her honesty in admitting her ignorance to her employer? I’ll not think of it. For the world would not have that flight known.

I could have lived by that rule, how content: