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Lifting Belly

sekang's picture

Similar to aybala50, I didn't see 'lifting belly' as a feminist poem. When professor Dalke told the class that we'll be reading a 'sexy poem' I thought she meant only 'canzone,' which I found pretty sexy. I didn't even know that 'lifting belly' was supposed to be sexy or even feministy. I definitely should have read it outloud in order to catch something, but it was just too hard to catch the message that the author was trying to say. Before the class discussion, I thought it was a conversation between two people and 'lifting belly' was one of their names.

But, I guess reading various feminist literature work is the point of taking this class. I'm not sure we already discussed this or not during the class, but I guess my question is that why did the author make it so hard to catch the message?