Woman, if she would, "cannot shake off the god." She must make up her mind, whatever other distinctions she may achieve, to her inalienable distinction of being woman; nothing she can do will change man's eternal attitude toward her, as a being made to be worshipped and to be loved, a being of beauty and mystery, as strange and as lovely as the moon, the goddess and the mother of lunatics.
Art is the prism that sets them [feelings] free."
How does Ackerman's description of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (lines 75-77) relate to this earlier statement?
Reread Lines 85- 93 and Lines 111-122.
How does the example of the ancient Egyptian woman in the Detroit automobile factory create a bridge between ideas?
What are those ideas?
In what ways is the order significant?
Cite examples to support your conclusions.
Reread Lines 138-140.
Explain the simile in these lines.
What comparison is made?
What does it say about love?
Reread the following sentence in Lines 143-145: "People search for love as if it were a city lost beneath the desert dunes, where pleasure is the law, the streets are lined with brocade cushions, and the sun never sets."
What is the tone of this description?
What are the word choices that create that tone?
What is the allusion in Line 136?
Authors sometimes repeat ideas in order to reinforce them.
It is difficult for me in the rush of my daily existence to learn how to lose myself in love. Our religious heritage has cramped the emotions, and we must, I believe, rediscover the spiritual significance of beauty, of the arts, of drama, of the dance, of the giving of man and woman to each other in love, as paths to the supreme giving of the self to God.
Which sentence in the final paragraph repeats the idea expressed in lines 126-127?
How does the second statement expand on the first statement?
With a Partner
Does the author answer the question, "What is love?"
Discuss how love is described in the essay.
Select the description you think is best and be prepared to share your answer with the class, supporting your choice with evidence from the text.
Answer questions 1-7 on page 170 of your text.
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Read aloud lines 126-127: "Values, customs, and protocols may vary from ancient days to the present, but not the majesty of love."
Reread the last paragraph of the essay (lines 134-145).