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'Heroines' is a poem written by Penny Windsor. The poem is about struggling mums trying to escape their lives as mums. By using different techniques the poet makes the poem memorable.

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Introduction

'Heroines' is a poem written by Penny Windsor. The poem is about struggling mums trying to escape their lives as mums. By using different techniques the poet makes the poem memorable. The similes in the poem are interesting. The similes show how the mums feel about their lives. The women are becoming unhappier, "the hill tops creep away like children playing games". 'The hill tops' represent the women's peak in life, their happiest times. 'The hill tops creep away' show the mums happiness slowly going away day by day, just like their children going away to play. The next simile in the poem shows that the mothers feel that they just can't escape. ...read more.

Middle

They get that little time to revive themselves. That's why the mums are going to be stronger and better by rising from the household dust for their children. The similes in the poem make me remember how the mums feel. The metaphors in the poem are creative. The metaphors show that the mums are something else. The women are changing into something different than they already were. "We are the terraced women". The mums are turning into their own houses. They are in there houses so much that they are becoming them. The terraced houses all look the same and are no different from each other. The women feel like they are their houses because they are all so close together and the same as one another. ...read more.

Conclusion

The word "tug" emphasizes how laborious their life is for them. The next piece of imagery in the poem gives a clear image of how hurt the mothers are. "We wave with hands scarred by groceries and too much washing up". The mums are scarred by the life they lead. They are constantly looking after their children which never leaves them time to heal. Their scarring is physically but may also be much more mentally and underneath, deep down inside. The mothers are badly hurt and the imagery in this poem shows that. Also the imagery makes the poem impressive and easy to remember. The repetition in the poem is intriguing. The repetition shows that the mums are worn out and bored with their lives. The women practically have no other name apart from mum. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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