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Analysis and comments on After Auschwitz by Anne Sexton

Comment 10 of 10, added on January 4th, 2012 at 9:57 PM.

Short, sweet, to the point, FREE-exactly as infroamtion should be!

Alexavier from Turkey
Comment 9 of 10, added on January 30th, 2011 at 7:23 PM.

i orgasmed when i read this poem. i am more awesome than the person below
me also

Tamra from United States
Comment 8 of 10, added on March 28th, 2007 at 8:24 AM.

I love this poem I am so great also

Lauren Long from Algeria
Comment 7 of 10, added on March 11th, 2007 at 7:48 PM.

many versions of this poem include the last line which displays an obvious
volta in the text and changes the meaning of the poem:

I beg the Lord not to hear.

Erin Marie from United Kingdom
Comment 6 of 10, added on March 11th, 2007 at 7:33 PM.

the holocaust is a vehicle for this poem. it is about anger and how, while
it is a necessary emotion for survival in the most loathsome and horrific
of situations, it must not be the sole ruler of one's life.

Erin Marie from United Kingdom
Comment 5 of 10, added on April 17th, 2006 at 1:37 PM.

I think that these poem is about the staining of the human race done by

sober from Germany
Comment 4 of 10, added on March 30th, 2006 at 12:07 PM.


Lea from United States
Comment 3 of 10, added on December 31st, 2005 at 2:01 AM.

I find it incredible that both of you have missed entirely where this poem
came from. Ever heard of Theodor Adorno? I doubt you have. Look him up
immediately, along with the phrase "poetry after Auschwitz." According to
Adorno, this poem was barbaric.

Dig a little deeper next time.

Joshua Smith from United States
Comment 2 of 10, added on September 20th, 2005 at 5:58 PM.

Thank you, Marivi. I really don't think that anyone could have put that
better. The Holocaust is such a horrible thing that shames the otherwise
amazing German culture and history. Germans should be proud of their
heritage, country, and history, but there should be NO racism involved!!!

Anya Lenin from United States
Comment 1 of 10, added on January 18th, 2005 at 5:29 AM.

After Auschwitz is an absolutely diret poem. It makes us think about the
cruelty of the Human Being.

Mariví Spain from Spain

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Poet: Anne Sexton
Poem: After Auschwitz
Added: Feb 6 2004
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Poem of the Day: May 10 2012

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