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Analysis and comments on Buying The Whore by Anne Sexton

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Comment 13 of 13, added on April 12th, 2014 at 1:58 AM.
Great post with lots

Great post with lots of imroptant stuff.

Liliam from Czech Republic
Comment 12 of 13, added on April 25th, 2011 at 3:51 PM.

This poem is so true
buying a whore is degrates both the man and women
Wanna grab lunch?

Duke from Canada
Comment 11 of 13, added on September 14th, 2010 at 11:29 AM.
wow

Damn this white chick be gettin raped by a fellow nigga

JaQuar from Austria
Comment 10 of 13, added on June 9th, 2008 at 7:40 AM.

I can't believe I have to do a report on this woman, poetry scares me
enough as it is but this stuff TERRIFIES me!!!

Vasiliy from Moldova
Comment 9 of 13, added on July 27th, 2007 at 4:37 AM.

how wonderful is this poem and how it describes the miserability of human
condition, specially whores when they are submitted to evil....

islander from France
Comment 8 of 13, added on April 3rd, 2007 at 9:54 PM.

I can't understand the last sentence.Who can explain it for me?

more from China
Comment 7 of 13, added on September 4th, 2005 at 5:17 PM.

jasmine from United States; it sounds to me like you don't have the strong
stomach required to enjoy confessional poetry.
I agree completely with Mack from United Kingdom, and have nothing to add
since he said it all already.


Linnea from Australia
Comment 6 of 13, added on August 20th, 2005 at 5:03 AM.

This doesn't only speak of the pain of a man buying the whore.
It's a commentary on the mutual degradation.

"You are a glass that I have paid to shatter"

This speaks of the man degrading the whore.

"and I swallow the pieces down with my spit."

This tells of how in the process of degradation the man destroys himself as
anyone who has swallowed glass can tell you.

I would even posit that it refers in a more general sense to relationships
between man and woman or indeed any relationship with an uneven power
structure.

Brilliant, really.


Mack from United Kingdom
Comment 5 of 13, added on May 11th, 2005 at 6:21 PM.

oh my god this poem was ok i think it was kind of nasty i really dont
understand why a person would write a poem like this but i did kind of like
it

jasmine from United States
Comment 4 of 13, added on April 15th, 2005 at 11:17 AM.

this poem rocks

Kristin from United States

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Poet: Anne Sexton
Poem: Buying The Whore
Added: Feb 20 2003
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Poem of the Day: Jul 15 2007


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