I really like this poem and that, along with the fact that I already knew of Adrienne Rich, are the reasons I chose to read it. This poem has commas in every single line of the poem which is why I chose to pause after those. I thought it wouldn’t make sense if I simply kept reading with no pauses. Additionally, the lines do not flow into each other so I paused after each line in each stanza. I feel as though I could have prepared more, especially to talk about it afterwards but I can’t go back and change that. Having prior knowledge of Adrienne Rich made me think of her poem in that feminist light but it just didn’t make sense to me that way. I think I just got stuck on what I thought it meant without really considering other possibilities even though it is clear there could be many. Rich uses anaphora quite a bit with the repetition of “It will” and “You are.” It is set in sonnet form but doesn’t remind me much of Shakespeare. Ultimately, I like that interpretation can mostly be left up to the reader however I feel as though I could have practiced more and analyzed it a bit better in front of the class. I simply got nervous/caught up in the moment and forgot what I wanted to discuss.