Read the poem here: It is about a nude woman who is a prostitute being painted by a man. The woman whose point of view the poem is from is poor, so she is letting herself be painted in order to make some money. The woman is obviously not thrilled about standing around and being painted to make money, but the fist part of the poem makes it seem like she has just accepted it.
They call it Art lines These lines have a tone of mockery — the people looking at the painting will not know anything about her and will think that it is beautiful. These last lines demonstrate the view that she, as a woman, is more than just a pretty face.
The woman in the painting is not who she actually is.
Although this poem obviously does not portray the common woman at the time, it is an interesting way to portray a woman. The poem has a strong feminist tone and it makes a statement about how woman are viewed, even still.
Another way that this poem does a good job at highlighting how women acted is shown in lines
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