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Analysis and comments on Cigarettes And Whiskey And Wild, Wild Women by Anne Sexton

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Comment 7 of 64, added on February 21st, 2006 at 11:43 PM.

what sexton expressed in this poetry is true., there are times in your life
where things would have to be just like was.,

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Comment 6 of 64, added on September 4th, 2005 at 6:25 PM.

Sexton is expressing the anguish which I think most passionate people feel,
over the raw bruising nature of the world. The essence of poetry, I think,
is honesty, and that is one of the most difficult things for any writer to
achieve. I think Sexton has done so in this poem, which makes it a rare,
powerful, and difficult work.

In her naivete, Krystal asks an interesting question: "Are words worth
pain?" I think the answer is "Yes;" indeed, words are the most valuable
things we have, because words are what distinguishes us from all other
living things. But the question is really backwards, because the pain
comes first; the words are a response to the pain, and indeed may be all
that makes the pain bearable.

Dan from United States
Comment 5 of 64, added on July 30th, 2005 at 5:02 AM.

Although I´m not the greatest fan of autobiographical literature, there´s
something alluring in this poem. Sexton writes truthfully, I guess. To the
ones that question the worth of writing: it is argued that Sexton lived
longer because of her writing. The pain comes first. Then the poetry.

Niina from Finland

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Poet: Anne Sexton
Poem: Cigarettes And Whiskey And Wild, Wild Women
Added: Feb 20 2003
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