Lucille Clifton | Critical Essay by Carol Muske

This literature criticism consists of approximately 1 page of analysis & critique of Lucille Clifton.
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Critical Essay by Carol Muske

Lucille Clifton, in her third collection of poems, An Ordinary Woman, plays on [a] collective sense of déjà vu, by using the power of everyday objects. She records the riddle of the ordinary with deliberate irony. In the first poem in the book, "In Salem," the "black witches know" that terror is not in weird phases of the moon or the witches' broom or the "wild clock face":

     the terror is in the plain pink
     at the window
     and the hedges moral as fire
     and the plain face of the white woman watching us
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This section contains 470 words
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