Poet: Anne Sexton
Poem: Her Kind
Poem of the Day:
Sep 20 2000
Comment 5 of 5, added on May 7th, 2007 at 6:28 AM.
when i first read the poem i felt that anne was trying to communicate some kind of the outcast sentiment. for some reason that was the first thing that came to my mind
cleo from United States
Comment 4 of 5, added on March 1st, 2007 at 7:24 PM.
First of all I would like to thank you for your comments becuase they helped me to understand the poem. I would only like to add the fact that the last stanza is an allusion to Joan of Arc who was burned at the stake for trying to be more than what society deemed a woman should be. Anne Sexton often uses references to her, and had a respect for Joan.
Diana from United States
Comment 3 of 5, added on February 18th, 2006 at 11:40 PM.
In utter agreement with Sarah: This was one of the first works of Anne Sexton I had read (during the brief interlude that I was not voraciously inhaling those of Sylvia Plath) and that's all it took for me to fall hook, line and sinker for her poetry.
Keira from United States
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