Milk and Honey by Rupi KaurMilk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. It is split into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache. milk and honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.
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Milk and Honey Summary
These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community. In several poems she dives into her relationship with rape versus sex versus love, and the lack of autonomy she feels she has over her own body. The next section, the loving , explores the speakers seemingly new and fulfilling relationship. A recurring theme in this chapter is self-love. Several of the poems explore the theme of her relationship complementing the love she has found for herself. The tone shifts in the breaking as the speaker explores the darkness and complexities of a deteriorating relationship. She dives into the differences between needing and wanting someone, as well as truly loving someone versus being accustomed to them.
It also happens to be the wallpaper on my phone. Such a simple line, but it spoke so loudly to me. It speaks self-love. It speaks solitude. Additionally, it speaks to being whole before you enter any relationship. For those who know me, you know these topics are my shit.
Milk and Honey Summary & Study Guide Description
The following version of this book was used to create this study guide: Kaur, Rupo. Milk and Honey. McMeel Publishing, For the most part, each page has only a single poem: there are a very few poems that spread over two pages. Several of the poems are accompanied by ink drawings, while several others have titles that come at the conclusion of the poem. Lower case substitutions for what, according to grammatical rules, should be upper case i. In this part, the speaker celebrates the positive values of being in a relationship with a loving, tender, sensitive male partner.