Compare and contrast the transition from "love poem #4" into "somebody almost walked off wid alla my stuff," to the transition out of "i'm a poet who" into "latent rapists'". How do the similarities and differences affect your understanding of the play's trajectory?
"i'm a poet who" is the last poem during which the women made similar declarations of identity, power, and independence. It is the last time they made these kinds of pronouncements as a group, during which they declared ownership of their own stories. Subsequent to "i'm a poet who," the women experienced a violent slap, representative of the cruelty of the world. The choreopoem then immediately transitioned...
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