Aunt Jennifer's Tigers Aunt Jennifer's Tigers

Aunt Jennifer's tigers prance across a screen, Bright topaz denizens of a world of green. They do not fear the men beneath the tree; They pace in sleek chivalric certainty. a. What does the expression 'Aunt Jennifer's tigers' imply? b. What does prancing tigers symbolize? c. Why are they referred to as 'denizens of a world of green'? d. What qualities of the 'tigers' are highlighted here? e. Explain: "They pace in sleek chivalric certainty".
a. Aunt Jennifer's tigers imply the pattern of the tigers which were being knit by the aunt on the sweater. Since it was her design and reflected her inner desire so it has been referred to as Aunt Jeniffer’s tigers. b. Prancing means jumping with joy here it is symbolic of the spirit of freedom which is subdued in her. She is bringing forth her own yearning to be free through that portrayal of the tigers on the tapestry. c. The tigers are inhabitants of the forest. Symbolically the tigers who are both acknowledged for their strength and superiority are very like the male counterparts in the society. They are the ruler of the green forest which they inhabit. d. Tigers superiority and ferocity is highlighted here. They have streamlined bodies and masculine confidence. They do not fear or dread any other creature. e. The tigers move around in majestic movement. They walk with confidence and exhibit masculine confidence. They do not fear or dread anyone.
Aunt Jennifer's fingers fluttering through her wool Find even the ivory needle hard to pull. The massive weight of Uncle's wedding band Sits heavily upon Aunt Jennifer's hand. a. Why do Aunt Jennifer's fingers flutter through her wool? b. Why does she find it hard to pull the ivory needles? c. Explain: 'massive weight of Uncle's wedding band'. d. How is Aunt Jennifer affected by the 'weight of matrimony'?
When Aunt is dead, her terrified hands will lie Still ringed with ordeals she was mastered by. The tigers in the panel that she made Will go on prancing, proud and unafraid. a. What is Aunt Jennifer's death symbolic of? b. Explain: 'terrified hands'. c. What does 'ringed with ordeals' imply? d. Is the society in any way affected by Aunt Jennifer's death?
Pick two qualities of the tigers as depicted in the poem.
Why is the ivory needle hard to pull?
Bring out the significance of the wedding ring in Aunt Jennifer’s life? Or Explain ‘ringed with ordeals’ bringing out the pun?
Has Aunt Jennifer led a happy married life? Why/ why not?
The tigers made by Aunt Jennifer are symbolic of her aspirations? Do you agree? Why/ why not? Or What do Jennifer’s tigers symbolize?

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