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Analysis and comments on Killing The Love by Anne Sexton

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Comment 8 of 498, added on August 20th, 2005 at 5:09 AM.

I think it's important for people in relationships to read and "get" this
poem so that they might become aware of ways in which they're killing the
love, perhaps even unintentionally.
As for Felicity she was only trying to say that suicide is not a solution,
and I don't get the idea she meant "stupid" in an insulting manner. Cut her
some slack; she's thirteen. Also, she did stimulate discussion of the poem
so give her that :)

Mack from United Kingdom
Comment 7 of 498, added on June 22nd, 2005 at 2:52 PM.

Sexton gave me good reason to say good bye to all and everything.

John from Germany
Comment 6 of 498, added on April 14th, 2005 at 10:01 AM.

I don't think calling anyone on the verge of suicide stupid is such a great
idea........................anyway another well BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED
poem by the lovely anne sexton

Ernest Pena from United States
Comment 5 of 498, added on March 2nd, 2005 at 2:01 PM.

Lovely poem and amen to natalie who says to look less at her death and more
at her work. Ditto for Plath. write on...

Siobhan from United States
Comment 4 of 498, added on February 17th, 2005 at 2:27 PM.

i loved that poem.i mean you can sense the feelings of a love gone bad and
the way she wants to get back and at the same time just die inside.the
imagery is great.

teresa from United States
Comment 3 of 498, added on January 12th, 2005 at 6:21 AM.

THANK U PENNY! so much has sexton been spat in her face for her suicide n
this room and finally 1 who can repsect her glorious work. of course,i m
not encouraging suicide but we should not judge anne and irregardless(c'mon
peeps)we need 2 look les at her death and more at her work.

natalie from United States
Comment 2 of 498, added on January 9th, 2005 at 4:44 PM.

Well, the one comment I read came from a 13 year old, who most likely has
not experienced something like this and has now idea what this woman must
have been feeling. This poem spoke volumes to me, and I could really relate
to it due to the fact that I have been seperated for over a year after a
ten year relationship. My ex "kills the love" every day. And what we once
had becomes less and less as time marches forward. I really feel for this
woman and what she must have lived through and felt emotionally before her
suicide. Great poem, I look forward to reading more of hers.

Penny from United States
Comment 1 of 498, added on November 15th, 2004 at 2:42 AM.

this was the a okay poem. So why has no-one wrote a comment. You are all
lazy. I am 13 and i live in Queensland. If you are going to commit-suicide
don't be so stupid. see ya.

Felicity from Australia

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Poet: Anne Sexton
Poem: Killing The Love
Added: Feb 20 2003
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