DOI: 10.17265/2159-5836/2015.06.005
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Abstract: Mother" is sometimes associated with "other". The same is true in some of Carol Ann Duffy's poems, in which some mothers are described as institutionalized in the patriarchal society and considered as "the other", losing self-identity. Duffy also describes women fighting against the patriarchal control generation after generation until they are finally free. Some mothers exhibit their own potentials as mothers, either able to or unable to fulfill the duties of both material and spiritual caretakers of the fami…

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