Katharine Tynan’s poem ‘Any Woman’ explores whether women enjoy real freedom. Women support a family, but very often they are not really supported by the family. The poem prompts the reader to think whether women share equal status with men.
Study Material on ‘Any Woman’ by Katharine Tynan.
- Read the following lines from “Any Woman” by Katharine Tynan.
I am their wall against all danger,
Their door against the wind and snow,
Thou Whom a woman laid in a manger,
Take me not till the children grow!
Explain the message of the lines in a paragraph.
- Read the poem Sonnets are full of love and write a note of appreciation comparing it with “Any Woman”.
- Read the poem “Women’s Rights” by Annie Louisa Walker and prepare a review comparing it with the texts in the unit ‘Flights of freedom’.
- Read the poem Rock Me To Sleep and compare it with “Any Woman” by Katharine Tynan.