|Timestamp||Choose your class||Your House||Your name||1. The meaning of this poem relies in part on its central metaphor: “bitch.” Which of these definitions of the word do you think are major meanings in the poem, which minor, which not an important meaning at all? [ a female dog]||1. The meaning of this poem relies in part on its central metaphor: “bitch.” Which of these definitions of the word do you think are major meanings in the poem, which minor, which not an important meaning at all? [a spiteful or unpleasant woman]||1. The meaning of this poem relies in part on its central metaphor: “bitch.” Which of these definitions of the word do you think are major meanings in the poem, which minor, which not an important meaning at all? [a person who is completely subservient to another ]||1. The meaning of this poem relies in part on its central metaphor: “bitch.” Which of these definitions of the word do you think are major meanings in the poem, which minor, which not an important meaning at all? [a difficult or unpleasant situation or thing]||1. The meaning of this poem relies in part on its central metaphor: “bitch.” Which of these definitions of the word do you think are major meanings in the poem, which minor, which not an important meaning at all? [a complaint]||1. The meaning of this poem relies in part on its central metaphor: “bitch.” Which of these definitions of the word do you think are major meanings in the poem, which minor, which not an important meaning at all? [to express displeasure; to grumble]||2a. Speaker/Audience: There are four conversations or voices in this poem. The first voice is of the speaker explaining the situation to the audience. This voice connects the ex-lover to the following words and phrases: "absorbed," "bored," "careless kindnesses," "casual cruelties," "dismissal." What do these words tell you about how the speaker views the ex-lover?||2b. The second voice is of the “bitch” to the ex-lover. Choose two phrases that illustrate how the bitch “speaks” or reacts to the ex-lover / ex-master. Have the “words” / actions of the “bitch” always been the same? Was the “bitch” always this “bitchy”?||2c. The third voice is of the speaker to her "bitch" and connects the ex-lover with words such as "trespasser," and "enemy." It also orders the "bitch" to stop barking and groveling. What do the speaker's commands to the "bitch" tell you about the speaker? Does the “bitch” obey her mistress’ commands?||2d. The fourth voice is the voice of the speaker to the ex-lover. Choose two phrases that identify how the speaker addresses her ex-lover. What is the reason she speaks to him this way?||2e. What is the effect of having these four voices woven together into one scene?||3. The very last part of the poem has the “bitch” gagging as the speaker drags her (self) away. Why?||4. If the bitch IS the speaker, how does the gagging sum up the message of the poem? (Think of the many meanings behind the word "gag.")||5. The poem is both comic and satirical. What makes it funny? Whose folly does it expose?||6. Based on all the above, what is poem's central viewpoint or insight about Love ?|
|Dickinson||Major meaning||Major meaning||Major meaning||Minor meaning||Not an important meaning at all||Not an important meaning at all||The speaker views the ex-lover as someone who never really saw her as an equal. She didn't think she was his equal either, she thought she wasn't good enough for him. She could have viewed him as her owner and she the pet.||As the bitch starts to bark hysterically|
The bitch changes her tone; she begins to whimper.
She wants to snuggle up to him, to cringe.
She hasn't always been the same. She used to always be loyal to him and look forward to being with him until he left her. Then, she saw him as a trespasser.
|The speaker's commands tell us that the speaker wishes she didn't have this side of herself, the "bitch" side, that cares about the past and she definitely doesn't want to show it. |
The "bitch" does obey her commands because they she is loyal to her mistress. She has the urge to let the animal side of her lose, but she won't allow herself to be self-destructive.
|She speaks to him so nicely because she wants to seem unaffected by the "bitch" inside of her.||The effect is that it shows what goes on in the woman's mind while she is having the conversation. You know what she is debating, the scenes she is replaying in her head, and the words she is speaking at the same time.||The speaker is punishing the bitch.||Gagging sums it up because if the bitch is gagged, she can not speak. She can no longer encourage the speaker to act on her feelings.||It is funny because you have to envision a woman who thinks like a dog. It exposes her own foolishness for putting herself below this man.||Love can't be tamed. If you have still have feelings for someone it impossible to just shut them off, even if you have the ability to appear disconnected on the outside.|
|Dickinson||Major meaning||Minor meaning||Major meaning||Major meaning||Not an important meaning at all||Major meaning||The speaker views on his ex-lover was that he was selfish, even though she wanted to give him all the attention, he was never satisfied it was when he wanted to, which hurts for her.||13"The bitch changes her tone; she beings to whimpers|
12 She wants to snuggle up to him,to cringe"
19 "Each evening,when she heard steps;
20 How she lay at his feet and looked up adoringly"
I believe that the "bitch" has not always been the same way, "bitchy". Instead she gave him affection and love.
|The speaker's commands to the "bitch" tells me that she still has a lot of anger build up for her ex-lover. As if things did not end well between each other. The "bitch" does obey her mistress commands because she slowly starts calming down at the end.||2"Just an old acquaintance tipping his hate.|
3 My voice says nice to see you "
27" It's nice to know that you are doing so well, I say,
28 He couldn't have taken you with him;"
She addresses her ex-lover as an old friend that she was not seen for a while. She speaks to him like this because she is still broken hearted .
|The effect of having these four voices woven together into one scene shows us that she was full with these emotions when she saw him, but she slowly got her self together by her inner voice which helped her compose herself in front of him.||The “bitch” is revolted by the speaker’s civility||The gagging sums up the the message of the poem because the speaker was not showing her true emotions. Which was anger, sadness all mixed in one.She made herself become a different person, by acting as if she cared about his wife or children. This made her gag in the end because she was building up inside. While trying to keep her act on the out.||The folly that expose is the speaker! She kept calling herself "bitch" and actually comparing herself to a dog.||The central viewpoint about love is do not be fooled by love.|
|Dickinson||Minor meaning||Minor meaning||Major meaning||Major meaning||Minor meaning||Major meaning||The speakers views the ex-lover as a selfish person who was only into themselves and didn't really care for them.||" As the bitch starts to bark hysterically" The "bitch" refers to the anger she feels inside when she sees him and remembers the past.|
"How she lay at his feet and looked up adoringly"
" You were too demonstrative, too clumsy"
The "bitch" was subservient to the ex. She was devoted to him but he was too self absorbed.
|Apparently the speaker feels resentment or anger towards the ex lover so that's when the "bitch" steps in. The "bitch" obeyed her mistress' commands.||"Nice to see you"|
"It's nice to know you are doing so well"
The speaker addresses her ex lover in a pleasant, amiable way but I think she speaks to him like this because she does not want to show the anger she feels towards him.
|Not sure.||Both||Gag means to choke or restriction of freedom of speech so I think the "bitch" wanted to say more but she had to be held back.||Not sure about this question.||I think this poem is about closure and letting go of the past even though it is difficult.|
|9/28/2014 23:36:40||0858 (2:15)||Dickinson||Minor meaning||Major meaning||Minor meaning||Minor meaning||Major meaning||Major meaning||It shows me that the speaker has a negative view of the ex-lover.||No the bitch became bitchy, due to the neglect of the ex-lover.||That the speaker has control over the bitch.Yes the bitch is always loyal.||"nice to see you"|
"its nice to know your doing so well"
she is killing him with kindness, she doesn't want him to sense her actual bitterness, so she acts as if all is well and bites her tongue,
|Im not sure, i guess its easier to tell more of the story in a more interesting way, rather than having one voice , giving too much information.||The “bitch” is revolted by the speaker’s civility||She finds her own fake behavior repulsive.||The bitch , or alter ego makes it funny. |
and im not exactly sure.
|Im not sure.|
|3/28/2015 9:07:48||0858 (2:15)||Dickinson||Minor meaning||Minor meaning||Not an important meaning at all||Not an important meaning at all||Minor meaning||Minor meaning||that the ex lover was a two faced person. One day he was a great man and then the next he was a horrible person.||No she was fine before him and she thought she was good after him until she saw him and the "bitch" inside her almost came out.||the"bitch"doesn't obey her mistress' commands.
speaker don't want the "bitch" get close to the ex-lover,
it can also reflect that the speaker don't want to get close to the ex-lover,
she is trying to control her inner feelings.
|1-"how are the children? They must be growing up.|
2-"give my regards to your wife".
I think she is being funny in away because I don't think she really cares about his kids or his wife considering she was having an affair with him and she specks to him in that tone because she don't think he cared about them either since he was having an affair.
|The effect to me is more like it being a play and not an poem.||Both||Like she is going to throw up just think about or asking about his wife.||It expose both the man and the mistress.why because both of lack the common sense to not have an affair knowing that he is or was married.||You can fall in love with anyone no matter what your or that persons situation is.|
|3/29/2015 17:20:09||5812 (5:45)||Dickinson||Major meaning||Minor meaning||Major meaning||Minor meaning||Minor meaning||Minor meaning||"Asorbed" in his paper, less interested in his lover.|
"Bored" with her devotion, taking her for granted.
"Careless kindnesses" when he was ready to give some attention.
"Casual cruelties" the empty love and lack of appreciation.
"Dismissal" felt invisible and unwanted.
|"As the bitch starts to bark hysterically" shows the reaction of the "bitch" to the ex lover and the bitter passed relationship they shared.|
"She begins to wimper" reveals the actions of the "bitch" shift to a docile animal.
The "bitch" was never this "bitchy" because the ex-lover tamed her behavior during the relationship. But when the "bitch" remembers her unpleasant experiences with the ex-lover, she feels resentment.
|"Trespasser" and "enemy" is connected to the ex-lover because she views him no longer as a threat but protects herself. The speaker shows she is fragile and puts a defense mechanism (inner mean dog) to keep her guarded. |
The speaker commands to the "bitch" shows that she is in control of her bitter feelings towards the ex-lover. The "bitch" obeys her mistress commands because she is loyal to herself.
|" It's nice to know you are doing so well" and "Give my regards to your wife" shows that the speaker covers up her true feelings towards her ex-lover with a nonchalant attitude.||These voices woven together express the passed and present feelings towards the ex-lover. The speaker had endured negative experiences because she overlooked the bad just to keep her relationship. The inner voice gave the speaker courage to maintain discipline of how she truly feels. She develops self-protection by the voice of the "bitch" when she sees him.||Both||The speaker is holding back what she truly wants to express to the ex-lover. The gagging described she felt discussed and repulsed when she was nice to him.||The poem is comical because of the word play, a female dog used to describe the inner voice. Satirical to show a female and her feminist viewpoint is represented as a "bitch". Anyone being in love follies is expose because of experiences in a relationship and dealing with self-control.||Love is unpredictable and is a learning experience, which can lead to negative/positive changes for one.|
|3/29/2015 21:45:25||5812 (5:45)||Browning||Major meaning||Not an important meaning at all||Major meaning||Minor meaning||Not an important meaning at all||Minor meaning||The speaker views the ex-lover as an old acquaintance, someone she shared a past with, someone who is insensitive, domineering, neglectful, selfish and mistreated her and also had no regards for her||The bitch is bipolar, sometimes she explodes and wants to act up, feels like telling the ex-lover off and other times feel like snuggling to him and being subservient like before|
The bitch is not always bitchy
|The speaker's command shows that she still has some warm feelings for the ex-lover, but she was strong enough to resist the urge to be subservient once again. She was in control. |
Yes the bitch obeys her mistress.
|"Fine, I'm just fine" - This shows she is grown up about the whole situation, trying to hide her hurt and prove that she has gotten over him. She is emotionally stable|
"Give my regards to your wife" - This shows she can be the bigger person and rise above whatever happened in the past.
|It shows the thought process and also highlights the complexities of the human thoughts, feelings, emotions, it also addresses the situation from different points of views, "the bitch", "the speaker",||Both||The gagging means to suppress speech which shows that the speaker was putting on a front, those were not her real feelings, she was acting a part for him so that he wouldn't see the hurt she felt because she was left behind.||The poem is funny because the speaker used the word "Bitch" relating her to a dog who crawls all over you and still sent away|
It exposes the speaker's stupidity, and hunger for love with the wrong person
|It shows that sometimes love hurts whether it's in a traditional relationship or not. When feelings get involved you can get hurt|
|3/30/2015 12:43:26||0858 (2:15)||Browning||Major meaning||Minor meaning||Major meaning||Minor meaning||Minor meaning||Not an important meaning at all||These words tell me that the ex-lover was not caring or loving towards the speaker, or if he was, it was only at his convenience or when his moods allowed him to be.||"At a kind word from him, a look like the old days, The Bitch changes her tone; she begins to whimper."... "My voice says, 'nice to see you' as The Bitch start to bark hysterically." In my opinion I don't think the speaker has always been this way, I think she's soft and kind but she might have been so hurt by him that his actions towards her turned into a bitch.||The commands can be used to imply a battle within herself, a part of her wants to call for him and wants to regain his attention however hurtful it may be. While the other side of her is more civil and collected, she is aware that she must not go back to him. The "bitch" does obey her mistresses commands but only in a redundant manner because she does not want to.||"My voice says 'Nice to see you,'" ... "'How are the children? They must be growing up.'" these phrases are examples of how the speaker wants to keep appearances, even though she is dying on the inside, she will do her best to not show it to him.||I believe the effect could be overwhelming to the reader, you have all of these voices which are all contradicting in nature and all of them have different emotions connected to the same person but directed to the same guy.||The “bitch” is reluctant to leave the ex-lover||Gagging refers to being repressed from speech. The entire poem the "bitch" has been restricted from speaking and acting out on her emotions by running to him again. She was never able to speak or show him signs of weakness because the speaker would always hold her back and threaten her.||I think the speaker holding back the "bitch" inside of her is what makes this poem funny. It exposes the foolishness of the speaker in my opinion because even though she is repressing her true feelings towards the guy, they still don't change.||I think the central viewpoint of the poem is all of the battles that go within yourself when you are still enchanted or in love by someone but you still know that their love does not correspond to you or is not healthy for you as a person.|
|10/5/2017 23:58:41||0858 (2:15)||Dickinson||Ruixue Fan||Not an important meaning at all||Not an important meaning at all||Not an important meaning at all||Major meaning||Minor meaning||Major meaning||The ex-lover was never loved her. He enjoyed in hers adoration but he felt bored very fast. He never cared about hers feeling but he was not a careless person because he was absorbed in his paper. For her, he is a coldness person.|
Dr. X: Not bad, but you may want to look up the idefiniteon of careless
|At first, she is extremely anger because when they meet she starts to "bark hysterically".|
After she hears his voice, she becomes "whimper" and wants to "snuggle up to him" and "cringe".
Then, she "slobbers" and "grovels" to me.
The words/actions of the "bitch" are not the same.
|The speaker persuades the "bitch", lets the "bitch" knows that it is done. There should not be any angry or screaming. |
The "bitch" does not obey her mistress' commands.
|The speaker says "Fine, I'm just fine" to her ex-lover to show him that she still can be alive after he left her. She wants to keep her dignity because she knows that he never cared about her so she has to keep claim to let him knows that she was not the one who loved him without dignity.||It is more easily to express inner feeling. Clearly showing how different between the way she face him and the feels she has inside her body. It shows how she loved him before and what kind of person he is in her mind now. Actually, she wants people to know how struggle she is. She still loves him but she cannot show it to him and she hates the truth that she loves and cannot forget him.||Both||Even she still has a lot of things to say, she has to force herself to stop. Her inner is struggling. It is a fighting inside her body. |
I would say that the "bitch" is the real speaker.
She is convincing herself during the whole conversation.
In the end, she finally stops lying to herself but the inner feeling still cannot win the reason.
|It exposes the speaker's folly. This poem seems like the conversation between the speaker and ex-lover and the "bitch" but the ex-lover's speaking is never mentioned and the "bitch" never talks back to the speaker because the "bitch" actually is the speaker. It is satirical because the ex-lover had never put her in his mind but she could not stop loving him forever.||Love is passion. It would be changed by different situation. Love is devotion. People want to devote all they have to their lovers even themselves but the receiver are easily getting bored because they obtain love so easily. Love is adoringly. Whatever our lovers love we back or not, they are always the best in our minds. Even though they never look down to us, we still will stay with them as long as we love them.|
|10/8/2017 21:26:14||0858 (2:15)||Dickson||Katiuska Cueto||Major meaning||Major meaning||Not an important meaning at all||Minor meaning||Not an important meaning at all||Not an important meaning at all||The words that are being used seems to be that the speaker had a bad relationship with the partner after he cheated. I assume he cheated on her because she asks about the new wife.||" She wants to snuggle up to him, to cringe" (12)|
" How she lay at his feet and looked up adoringly" (20)
Both show the reaction towards the ex-lover/ex-master has never changed and remains the same even after the owner feels some type of resentment for his abandonment.
|The speaker commands the "bitch" to stand down from showing any type of affection towards the ex-master. But the "bitch" does not seem to obey because, "She wants to snuggle up to him, to cringe" (12) as the speaker states.||"old" and "acquaintance" are two phrases being used because this is a person she has a past relationship with and after the separation she has decided that this is just another human being that she has no feelings towards what so ever.||The effect of having all four voices is being able to experience the point of view of each and every person and how the scene plays out.||Both||It sums up the gagging of the poem because the poem seems to go on about the affection the "bitch" has towards the ex-master||What makes it funny is how the "bitch" wants to show affection to the ex-master and the owner wants to prevent it from happening. The folly it exposes is the the reaction the "bitch" has towards the ex-master that seems to be the same reaction the owner wants to give to her ex-lover.||Viewpoint|
|10/9/2017 2:11:21||0858 (2:15)||dickinson||Noelia||Minor meaning||Major meaning||Minor meaning||Major meaning||Major meaning||Major meaning||the relationship was one sided maybe even toxic. she viewed him as selfish because he cared more about his needs than hers.||the "bitch" wanted to growl at her ex-lover and hysterically barked when meeting him. i think she used fake politeness to cover her wrath towards him.||the speaker's commands to the "bitch" tell me that speaker is capable of caving in because she almost lost self-control when he acted nice. but then the mistress said to get a hold of herself or she'll give her a taste of the choke-chain when she started acting that way.||the speaker addresses her ex-lover as incapable to loving her the way she would love him. she complains how she was to demonstrative, clumsy. unlike his new friends which were the opposite.||the effect of having these four voices together into one scene is to show we all have voices in our head when we overthink too much or when we're in an uncomfortable situation.||Both||the gagging sums up the message of the poem by cringing what she had done which is holding a conversation with her ex-lover. gag can also reference to the "bitch" having her mouth covered like a dog and being unable to speak freely.||the poem is funny because the speaker reference herself as a "bitch" and describing a situation where you meet your ex-lover to be relatable.||love can be bitch but only if you let it. it shows that you can come out of a relationship with still having self-control and being independent to oneself.|
Dr. X: Love can be a bitch! Hilarious. :-)
|10/9/2017 11:21:11||0858 (2:15)||Dickinson||DOLORES ALVAREZ||Not an important meaning at all||Minor meaning||Major meaning||Minor meaning||Major meaning||Not an important meaning at all||The speaker uses those words to express her feelings in a relationship that was insane, secret, she was her mistress and he was not reciprocal with her. She knew he was a bored man||2b. Down, girl! Keep your distance Line 13|
Or I'll give you a taste of the choke-chain Line 14
Sometimes the voice of the bitch seems the same bitch when remembering her pain and shame. And on the other hand, the bitch seems to be another when she thinks on her honor and strength.
|The speaker says to the bitch that it's only a greeting not like the old days. |
Then the bitch stop growling and start to whimper
It seems as bitch obey but this change could bring another reaction to bitch
|Though he was absorbed in his paper line 21|
When he'd had a good day, or a couple of drinks, Line 25
She realizes that her lover is more absorbed in his business than she
He visited her when he had a good business day or simple he was drinking with someone before coming to visit his mistress.
|The effect could be negative in the context of that the audience would be confused with this kind of poems. But it is also important to understand the message that the poem brings||The “bitch” is revolted by the speaker’s civility||If the bitch were the speaker, she would make things correctly, because the speaker would always want to keep to the bitch quiet and with her mouth closed.||The colloquium between the speaker and bitch makes this poem funny.|
The folly of the speaker
|Love in this poem could be, but this poem expresses another kind of emotions about a relationship where the speaker must face with her internal feelings and how her consciousness is always asking her about her behavior.|
|10/9/2017 20:39:33||5812 (5:45)||Plath||Vikesh Latchman||Not an important meaning at all||Major meaning||Minor meaning||Major meaning||Minor meaning||Major meaning||These words tell me that it was not a good relationship an it had to have ended because they were not really happy.||She was acting like she needed him, she cant do without him even though he has a wife and kids now.||No she does not obey her mistress one line that shows this is when the writer says "she slobber and grovles"||Its nice to know you are doing so well, even though she says this you can tell she wants to be together with him again.||its gives different perspectives of what the person is thinking and what they are actually saying, it show how people say one thing but mean something else.||The “bitch” is reluctant to leave the ex-lover||It sums up the poem because it shows the bitch wants to still be with her exlover and feels sick to be away from him.||It is funny how the girl cant control her own thoughts and is fighting with her mental.||Based on this poem love messed her up|
|10/9/2017 22:23:36||5812 (5:45)||Plath||Maya Colello||Major meaning||Major meaning||Major meaning||Major meaning||Not an important meaning at all||Not an important meaning at all||The first speaker views her ex-lover as a man who did not show the love he was supposed to because he is always engaged another activities, He did not show her the attention she deserved and he did not care causing her to suffer from his apathetic actions.||1. He isn't a trespasser anymore.|
2. He isn't th enemy now
No the bitch was not always that bitchy because at some point she was once happy with him.
|The speaker guides the bitch and has gain control over her. Yes because although she wants to snuggle up to him she doesn't.||1. How are the children They must be growing up|
2. Fine, Im just fine.
She does not want to feel like she can open up to him. She doesn't want to get too comfortable.
|The affect of having four voices within a poem lets you see all points point of view of the poems.||Both||She kept the way she felt to herself because she does not want to be a mistress anymore.||This poem is funny because throughout the poem she is talking to herself to keep her feelings and emotions to herself. Her folly is exposed because she allowed herself to fall into the role of a mistress.||The poems central viewpoints is that love is not real if its one sided.|
|10/9/2017 23:23:16||0858 (2:15)||plath||Tenjing Dolkar Sherpa||Not an important meaning at all||Major meaning||Major meaning||Major meaning||Minor meaning||Minor meaning||the speaker tells that his ex-lover was not so concerned about her.he used to ignore her and used to get bored.he was self centered and only used for his good and showed some fake kindness and love towards her.||no the bitch was not always bitchy. though she feels so much anger in the inside.she tries to calm herself and take care of her anger.on the outside,she is strong and tells her ex-lover that everything is going well and gives her regards to him.||the speaker tells that the ex-lover is like a enemy who has ruined her life.the speaker tells the bitch to stop barking because she has so much anger because of the pain that she has been through.yes the bitch used to obey her mistress commands.||the speaker tells the ex-lover that its good to see you doing well. may be she is trying to satire him telling him that after all this you are still fine?how can that be?||its really complicated to have four voices.it is really hard to figure out the voices.||Both||the speaker is trying to convey the message that im doing fine even though i have been used by you. she gags at her ex-lover and tells to give regards to his wife.||it is funny because the girl meets his ex-lover. it would be like so shocking.||for the speaker love is so painful because she has been used and betrayed. she never got chance to experience true love and affection.|
|10/10/2017 1:59:49||0858 (2:15)||Plath||Ariful Islam||Major meaning||Not an important meaning at all||Minor meaning||Not an important meaning at all||Not an important meaning at all||Minor meaning||Those word shows that the ex-love has no interest to talk to her, he doesn't understand her needs and gets board talking to her. He gets angry and yell for no reason.||The bitch started to bark at the ex lover when she saw him. It show that his careless kindnesses and his cruelties to this bitch hate him.||These shows that the bitch doesn't see this ex-lover/ ex-master as it's friend after all the rejection she got from him. The speaker's command to the bitch shows that she might still have some filling for him. The bitch stop after her command because she got all the attention she need from her mistress.||"fine, I am fine" I tell him. it shows that the girl doesn't want her ex to scrim at her dog and she tried to him that he has no right to do that.||To show that this ex-lover is antisocial and has no time for his family.||The “bitch” is revolted by the speaker’s civility||I don know.||The funny part is that the ex-lover was humiliate from the bitch and the mistress and the ex-lover was exposed folly.||love is innocence, it just need little care from other end.|
|10/10/2017 8:17:02||5812 (5:45)||Dickinson||Qasim Raza||Major meaning||Minor meaning||Major meaning||Minor meaning||Major meaning||Minor meaning||It tell me us that he doesn’t want to be with her anymore. It’s like we never loved each other’s.||He just couldn’t understand whatever she had done for this person. He thinks she’s just such a bitch. But, she’s not.||Because he doesn’t want her back. That’s why, he said stop groveling and barking.||Maybe, he found someone else.||They all are having misunderstandings.||Both||Speaking is putting herself down. Not because she’s a bitch, maybe she just want to be with the name what her ex gave it to her.||Bitch||misunderstandings ruin a relationship.|
|10/10/2017 8:29:33||5812 (5:45)||Plath||Stephanie Essor||Not an important meaning at all||Major meaning||Minor meaning||Major meaning||Minor meaning||Major meaning||the speaker views her ex lover self centered person that he even he was "careless kindnesses" ,even when he was nice to her maybe it wast intentionally like he dint think to be nice to her on his own is was accidental.he was not a romantic guy|
" casual cruelties" makes me believe that when he was hurtful it was intentional either just how he was as a person. I think that the ex-lover could have some point,have been a little abusive
|"As the bitch starts to bark hysterically" "the bitch changes her tone;she begins to whimper".The bitch wasn't always this bitchy , she just see's the ex-lover and remembers all the hurt that he has caused her but at one point she was mad in love with him would do anything for him, waited on him hand and foot , but now the speaker has grown up from her former bitch self."Its just that she remembers how she came running Each evening, when she heard his steps;|
How she layed at his feet and looked up adoringly "
|The speaker commands to the bitch tells me that the speaker does not want to show her true emotions about the ex lover, she wants to remain calm and cool in front of the ex-lover control her true emotion, even hint. The bitch does obey her mistress commands.|
"At a kind word from him,a look like the old days ,
The bitch changes her tone;she begins to whimper."
After all, I m her mistress.She is basically loyal."
|"Fine ,I'm just fine"|
"Give my regards to your wife"
I think she speaks to him this way to not let the ex-lover see her sweat, not let the ex lover even get any hints of her true feelings(the bitch). On the outside she is very calm and polite. The speaker is truly not fine and she could care less about his "perfect wife"
|Is to show different point of views? the tone of the poem?||The “bitch” is reluctant to leave the ex-lover, she still care for the ex lover||gagging is like when you are about to throw-up, you literally feel sick in your stomach. The bitch is starting to throw up in her mouth when the speaker says "Give my regard to your wife" the summary would be that the bitch still wants to be with the ex lover she still has tons of feelings for him.||What makes this poem funny is the bitch and the speaker, the speaker on the outside is well put together calm , but the bitch is totally opposite ready to rip the ex lover a new one but at the same time still loves him wants to snuggle to the ex lover. It exposes the speakers folly.||Typical closure, from a relationship that was toxic , then you see you run ex lover. Men not understanding how they can impact a women so much.|
|10/10/2017 8:51:34||5812 (5:45)||Dickinson||Zhuojun Chen||Major meaning||Minor meaning||Major meaning||Not an important meaning at all||Not an important meaning at all||Minor meaning||the speaker views the ex-lover like trespasser.||lines 2 and 3, and 5 and 6. the "bitch" was not always this "bitchy"||The "bitch" obey her mistress' commands||lines 13 and 14. the reason why she speaks to him this way because she was him mistress.||I don't know||Both||I don't know, but I will find out the answer in class.||The conversation with her inner self make it funny|
The "bitch" inside of speaker, and her inner conversation
|No, this poem's central viewpoint was not about love|
|10/10/2017 9:08:34||5812 (5:45)||17-40 Grove St||Andy Vega||Major meaning||Major meaning||Minor meaning||Minor meaning||Minor meaning||Minor meaning||The words tell me it angry and sad I'm every relationship someone will always get hurt and miss the other poem.||yes because the bitch is describing the persons feelings towards an ex-partner from years, ago, that they have just ran into.||The bitch obey the mistress commands because she was the lover and she enjoying it.||He isn't an enemy now means she could not be dwelling in the past.||The women is extremely polite to the former person that she had a relationship with.||The “bitch” is reluctant to leave the ex-lover||Bitch is the speaker of the poem. It is actually her thoughts and feelings that are the bitch but it is still her..||What make it funny is that she is her mistress. She is basically loyal. It's just that she remembers how she came running.||The speaker masks her true feelings with unfailing politeness.|
Dr. X: Ah! But what ARE her "true feelings"?