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The Message of the Siren Song by Margaret Atwood

The poem ‘Siren Song’ may be believed to indicate an alluring woman who has no morals. This could be alluded to, as the term ‘siren’ might be highlighting a feigning and insincere female trying to manipulate a man. On one hand, the poem could be interpreted as one, which subtly complains about women in general, as Atwood claims that the song ‘forces men to leap’. Through generalizing ‘men’, the poet naturally separates the two genders in order to convey that…

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