When the bough breaks: Poetry on abortion
Collecting for the first time a significant number of poems written about the experience of abortion, this work provides an initial history and extended study of the poetry on abortion. It takes a formalist approach, closely examining the paradoxical terminology, imagery, and elegiac conventions found in such poetry. This study concludes that because these poems are paradoxical rather than didactic, they provide a valuable site where readers with differing ideologies can analyze and discuss the issue of abortion.
Wendy A Weaver,
"When the bough breaks: Poetry on abortion"
(January 1, 2006).
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