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Analysis and comments on Alone by Sara Teasdale

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Comment 19 of 79, added on October 30th, 2009 at 11:25 AM.

this poem is showing how she cannot escape. She is forced to be in a
marriage where her husband does appreciate her and does love her but, she
is not satisfied. she will not leave her husband. Yes, she is lonely but
also it shows that she hasn't left because of love. she is trying to say
that love should be enough even when it isn't. in her time it was seen as a
scandal to divorce so she had to accept it. she only kept herself alive
because of her dignity and the pride she had for herself. she wasn't going
to let a lustless marriage control her. she stayed strong.

Carrie from United States
Comment 18 of 79, added on April 10th, 2008 at 10:59 AM.

This poem is deep and beautiful

T from United States
Comment 17 of 79, added on April 10th, 2008 at 10:57 AM.

This poem is beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Taylor Elaman from United States
Comment 16 of 79, added on April 4th, 2007 at 1:08 PM.

this poem is so good that it made me cry my eyes until there were no more
tears to cry

shanekqua from United States
Comment 15 of 79, added on February 8th, 2007 at 11:21 PM.

I think that this poem, speaks of how she longs to be loved, however, with
the way her life is, she feels unworthy of said love and cannot accept it.
Also, Sara Teasdale did not live a happy life. She was chronically ill, and
committed suicide with barbituates in 1933. I believe that poetry was this
woman's release, and without it she would've rather died much earlier.

C from United States
Comment 14 of 79, added on April 7th, 2006 at 6:03 PM.

I agree that it's about solitude. Especially since sh'e written other poems
about solitude.

Nickie from United States
Comment 13 of 79, added on February 20th, 2006 at 10:13 PM.

you guys are all bumbling idiots.Rao's comment was the only intelligent
one. it's a great poem. teasdale acknowledges human solitude, even in the
face of perfect, unconditional love.

Joy from United States
Comment 12 of 79, added on December 21st, 2005 at 11:52 AM.

to me this poem is different...i dont think its about depression at all...i
think its a mask of cover her own fear of having no love and wanting to get
out and become a prostitute

Liz
Comment 11 of 79, added on December 11th, 2005 at 3:53 PM.

This is a very sad poem with a very sad ending. She feels that there is
something missing in her life and that she thinks she can only find peace
in death. Very sad.

Serena from United States
Comment 10 of 79, added on December 11th, 2005 at 3:49 PM.

UM UM This poem is so sad and I loved it. UM UM I can't stop reading it. UM
UM i dont no wat else to say. sara is dead right? um yea um hope she had a
happy life.
Mika

Mika from Japan

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Poet: Sara Teasdale
Poem: Alone
Added: Feb 21 2003
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Poem of the Day: Aug 30 2006


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