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Married Love by Liz Rosenberg

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Akisha Bute

on 6 February 2014

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Transcript of Married Love by Liz Rosenberg

Summary
"Married Love" by Liz Rosenberg, is about a married woman whose sex life has grown routine. She tries to repress the arousal. she does not wish to feel for anonymous sex so she is clinging to her marriage in an act of desperation.
Married Love by Liz Rosenberg
Tone
the general character or attitude of a place, piece of writing, situation, etc.
The tone of this poem is unhappiness.
Theme
the subject of a talk, a piece of writing, a person's thoughts, or an exhibition; a topic.

The theme of this poem is desire
Symbolism
the use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities.

Spring- "new awakening"
Falcon - represents predator which represents desire
"burning" - desire for anonymous sex
Vocabulary
Marriage :the legal or religious ceremony that formalizes the decision of two people to live as a married couple, including the accompanying social festivities
about the author
originally born Lizbeth Meg Rosenberg
Born February 3, 1955
children’s book author and novelist.
Liz Rosenberg attended Bennington College and earned a PhD from SUNY Binghamton.
Published award-winning books for young readers, as well as three prize-winning books of poems.
Now a professor at the State University of New York at Binghamton.
Discussion questions

You're married , but you and your spouse are unhappy, do you stay or go ?
Why do you think a love that was all wonderful and vibrant in the beginning , wither away after a while ?
Setting/ Time
The poem takes place in 1986 ; partly in the married couples bed. It starts in spring (new beginnings of blossoming love; awakening of desire) then sets in her dreams
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