Eat Me – Revision Notes

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Eat Me is by Patience Agbabi and is centered around the theme of a husband that force feeds his wife. He is a feeder who dominates his wife but the poem concludes with her rolling over him on their bed and killing him by suffocation. You should also consider the context of the pressure put on women in the media, especially surrounding their bodies and their weight – provoking sympathy.

Agbabi uses the relationship between the feeder and feedee to explore issues of gender and power.

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