Linguistic Aspects of Emotional Language in Feminist Poetry
Keywords:linguistics, linguistic aspects, Sylvia Plath, Maya Angelou, feminism, oppression
Women have been fighting for their independence, social or political equality for already centuries. As their rights and freedom were always declined and despised, they were considered as an inferior and minor part of the society. Misogyny and oppression towards women raised thousands of voices and the unity of the same purpose led it to the longest movement of feminism in history. Feminism is a gamut of socio-political movements and ideologies that share a common goal to delineate, establish, and achieve political, economic, personal, and social equality of sexes (Srivastava 2017). Linguistic abstraction is a subtle way in which women are perceived as less favorable and which causes them to become subject to gender discrimination, despite that those causing it are often unaware that they are doing so and are, in turn, unintentionally being gender biased towards women (Garnica 2020). Therefore, gender brought back some linguistic questions about how language, culture and thought interact, we find that freedom of speech is mostly found in verse, not in prose. Consequently, the goal of our research is to make a linguistic study of emotional language in Feminist poetry. Our study is based on selected poems by feminist women poets (Maya Angelou and Sylvia Plath); isomorphisms and allomorphisms are outlined; the writing style and linguistics characteristics are determined. the emotional language of these poets is extremely noteworthy.
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