Reetika Vazirani Writing Styles in Daughter-Mother-Maya-Seeta

Reetika Vazirani
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Metaphor

In “Daughter-Mother-Maya-Seeta,” the poet makes consistent use of metaphor, a comparison of two unlike things in which the essence of one is identified with the qualities of the other. In stanza 1, she refers to “the revolving door of days.” A revolving door has a circular motion, similar to the circling of the rising and setting sun. The metaphor suggests an element of sameness. One day resembles another, as a revolving door passes again and again through the same space. In the same stanza, the poet writes, “To be a widow is an old / freedom.” This is not the usual interpretation of widowhood. Rather than coloring widowhood as completely sorrowful, the poet suggests that there is something liberating about it. Metaphors offer readers images that enhance the meaning of words and give the imagination a picture with which to work in trying to understand the meaning or the emotions...

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