Critical Analysis Of Woman To Child By Judith Wright

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Woman to Child by Judith Wright Judith Wright's Woman to Child was truly a heart touching poem. It was true to its title, it was true to a woman's feelings, and a woman's bond to her unborn child. The poem describes a woman's joy in a bearing her child. Judith described the feelings in four stages of her pregnancy, from conception to the birth of her child, as a pleasant experience. “Where out of darkness rose the seed,”. Judith in my opinion is saying that she has made life, and takes pride in her ability. The poet believes her ability to give birth is extraordinary. These feelings were expressed in the line, “Then all a world I made in me”. Just like most of the pregnant woman feel, the poet sees her unborn child as her world. This line could also mean that by creating life she is giving her child the world. The idea that to give life is to give the world is further expressed when she says, "all the world you hear and see hung upon my dreaming blood". The next paragraph describes the beginning of pregnancy when the mother and child are in the first stages of their relationship. The poet feels a great sense of power in this new relationship, and she compares her…show more content…
In this paragraph she makes it obvious that her child has become the center of her world and she also feels she is the center of the child's world: "O node and focus of the world". The next line of the poem, "I hold you deep within that well" The line points that the poet encloses the baby in her womb and therefore she feels she is the center of the child's world. In this paragraph, the speaker also says the child "shall escape and not escape," which directs the idea that there is a physical relationship as well as an emotional one. The child will physically escape from the mother's body, but it will emotionally remain a part of her

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