Analyzing Pasta's Poems
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3. Does the poem itself undermine or support the assertion that woman, painting, and season are “beyond saving by children”?What does Pastan mean when she says that a woman , painting, and season “are almost one”?Do you agree ?Does that make sense?
This poem supports the idea that woman painting and seasons are beyond “saving by the children”.For instance line 7 denotes that the children for lack the ability to understand the value of “pictures or old age” because such ability is only acquired with experience and time. The children are “restless on their chairs” indicates that children’s worries are not the same as those of an adult who views life from a deeper due to personal growth.
Pasta places woman, life, and season on the same