The Silken Tent

I think that “she is as” is saying that she is like or she is the same as a silken tent. The peom then goes on with an almost never ending comparison to the silken tent. It is as though the poem goes on to say that women are like the summer breeze, relaxed like the ropes that relent. The silken ties of love and thought are somehow enforcing the “slight bondage”. Bondage however is bondage and is not slight. It is a form of being constrained, like being a slave. My analysis is that by nature she is free and relaxed but the contraints of “love and thought” maybe from a man that is keeping her bondage. Though this bondage is not welcomed.

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