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The Introduction’ By Anne Kingsmill Finch- Summary, Analysis and Questions

The picture of a woman poet frustrated by the restrictions imposed by society on her is seen clearly in "The Introduction". The poet begins   anticipating what critics would say about her lines: "And all might say, they're by a Woman writt." A woman writer is viewed as "an intruder on the rights of men" and a "presumptuous Creature" who should desire woman's proper accomplishments, namely, "Good breeding, fassion, dancing, dressing, play."
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