November 21, 2002
"Dover Bitch" This poem written by Anthony Hecht is a response to "Dover Beach." It gives the perspective of a woman that could possibly be a hooker or prostitute. The entire time that the man is talking to her. It is taken as constant whining. You would think that he is begging for her undivided attention. It appears that she was having a good time just being paid and performing the way that she had always done. But not this time, she actually doesn't have to lay down and have endless sex all night. She has to listen all night.