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Comment 30 of 40, added on December 14th, 2009 at 2:10 PM.
Young-All my pretty ones
She is still a child in this poem. She is purposfully obscuring the
details of her relationship to her parents, but essentially realizing she
is not quite an adult, but is past seeing her parents through rose-coloured
glasses. That's why she tells her dreams goodnight.
M from United States
Comment 29 of 40, added on May 20th, 2009 at 2:20 PM.
i dont like this poem because it doesnt make any sense at all......thats
what i think. i doesnt really have a theme to it. and you cant really
paraphrase it if you wanted to...well you could but i might be hard to do.
whats the toen??? i cant figure it out?
ashlii from United States
Comment 28 of 40, added on November 26th, 2008 at 6:48 AM.
I think that Sexton is referring to a time when she went through puberty
and this situation was right after she had sex. Notice the line "clover
wrinkling over me, the wise stars bedding over me," also the line brand new
body. Just consider it and read it over again, everything has new meaning
anonymous from South Africa
Comment 27 of 40, added on November 23rd, 2008 at 4:06 PM.
so what about the brand new body???? :-?
Comment 26 of 40, added on June 4th, 2008 at 3:56 PM.
The speaker was a girl, probably in her mid-teenage years in this poem, and
she is now recalling her summers as a little girl. She has not fully
reached the stage of womanhood yet, but she has come to the realization
that she is no longer a child. She is apparently very wealthy and probably
the only child because she said she was “a lonely kid in a big house.” The
light coming out of her mother's window represents her having a warm
relationship with her parents, however the half-shut window symbolizes the
mystery that her father is in her eyes. And "an eye where sleeper pass"
shows that while she does love her father he is a man that often prefers to
keep to himself. Though she has a warm relationship with her mother, she
does not trust her, which is seen when taking into consideration that her
question and thought seem to be confessed only to the stars. The point
that the speaker looks as though she is trying to get across is that even
though we may feel completely alone at time as we face the many stages and
struggles in our lives, we are never truly alone, because we will always
have the stars and God to listen to us.
Comment 25 of 40, added on February 25th, 2008 at 9:48 PM.
Ga BEST beset poem ever
Comment 24 of 40, added on January 8th, 2008 at 8:07 PM.
I liked this one it gave me a sense of safety and it put an image of God
and the starsin my head. It was great.
Comment 23 of 40, added on January 8th, 2008 at 12:57 PM.
The poem has to do with her becoming a young women and finding her
sensuality- i think..........
from United States
Comment 22 of 40, added on January 8th, 2008 at 12:56 PM.
I liked the it alot,I think it was about her growing up and what the day
was like and how she didn't feel like a woman yet but she was almost there
and about her summer growing up
Kaitlyn from United States
Comment 21 of 40, added on January 8th, 2008 at 12:56 PM.
I think this npoem was written about a girl whe she is all grown up an she
is at her parents house remembering all when she was a little girl when she
layed in her lawn watching the stars and whatching in her parents window
from United States
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