Malik Muzamil Muzaffar
Education department J&K, India
MA, NET English Literature
Peer Salim Jahangir
Research Scholar at APSU, Reva, MP.
M. Phil (English), M. Ed.
Abstract: Poetry is the most powerful weapon to raise your voice against social injustice. Women have always used poetry to portray their plight from the dawn of civilizations. Although poetry as a weapon to express atrocities against women is not that old, folk songs of women from any country are brimmed with these ideals. Women have been the subject of men from ancient times because literature was in their hands. Adrienne Rich is fully conscious of this fact. The focus of this discourse is to analyze the relationship between gender and language within the framework of Adrienne Rich’s poetry. One of the major concerns for feminist is the search for characteristic female language by which they can get freedom from male subjection and through which they can express their feelings in a more feminine way. Rich has done a commendable job to find some sort of solution to this quest. Her poetry is characteristically compiled in female language.
Keywords: gender and language, power, subjection, female language.