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  1. Imagery- metaphorical or visually descriptive language. The cracks that begin around her eyes- provides a picture of the old woman’s appearance. Throughout the poem, the poet uses images to describe the realistic acts of women at shrines. An Old Woman Summary

    • Imagery- metaphorical or visually descriptive language. The cracks that begin around her eyes- provides a picture of the old woman’s appearance. Throughout the poem, the poet uses images to describe the realistic acts of women at shrines.

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  1. The shrine visitor is first uninformed of the woman’s experiences and dismisses her as someone who harasses passers-by for money. He subsequently realizes that instead of stretching her hand, the woman chooses to live with dignity by doing a respectable job to make ends meet.   An Old Woman SumRead more

    The shrine visitor is first uninformed of the woman’s experiences and dismisses her as someone who harasses passers-by for money. He subsequently realizes that instead of stretching her hand, the woman chooses to live with dignity by doing a respectable job to make ends meet.

     

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