Stabat Mater vs. the lost woman (The Lost Woman (Theme of fantasy vs.…
Stabat Mater vs. the lost woman
Because it is shown from a child's perspective
The mother in lost woman is dead.
Stabat mater includes the father.
The Lost Woman
Theme of fantasy vs. reality
Magical, unreal naive
"Tree" "Hops" "Like a rainbow"
The mother is dead
"I am not dead" "You are the ghost"
"Dead" "Crepuscular" "bat"
Mother in life is just as bitter
"Ivy Mother" "Tree"
Ivy is strangulating, like her "clutch"
Means the mother stands
The final couplet is in the mother's voice
The idea of "once you can stand, walk away"
can be difficult for some people
"To Mr. Hunt, from his loving wife"
"Mr Hunt" Very formal
"his" third person, no identity of her own.