When I read the title I already had in mind that poem would be about abortion or the death of a young girl. In my interpretation of the story, I was right. Woman Unborn is a very unique poem.
It is written in first person from the perspective of girl that is five minutes away from birth, but decides to turn around and go the opposite direction, into her unbirth. I was kind surprised because I really didn't think the poem would unfold in that way. As the poem goes on the unborn child goes through the Romantic period, the Renaissance Era, the Middle Ages and even the times of Adam and Eve. The unborn child goes so far back that she doesn't ever reach birth and dies.