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Analysis and comments on Courage by Anne Sexton

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Comment 29 of 159, added on March 28th, 2011 at 11:22 AM.

it was okay

connor mccluskey from Ireland
Comment 28 of 159, added on November 1st, 2010 at 4:55 PM.

The poem was great.It touched my heart so much.

Amanda Denure from United States
Comment 27 of 159, added on May 13th, 2009 at 12:52 PM.

Dear all who care,
This poem is about the courage to come out of the closet. Life is rough on
those of us who chose to be homosexual and i wanted to help all of you out
that are as well.

PS: i was blazed as shit when i wrote this

Anne S.
Comment 26 of 159, added on May 7th, 2009 at 11:02 AM.

The woman was a literary genius.I think alot of the credit goes to the
valiums though because of my research as a pharmisist and a fellow
tranqulizer abuser i can conclude that alot of her poetry came from being
under the influnce. I also consider myself a literary genius because when
other people think they see things in a poem in reality they dont they are
just high

Jonathan Lovelace from United States
Comment 25 of 159, added on April 16th, 2009 at 10:51 AM.

I find it humorous how several comments listed display incorrect grammar..
We are critiquing literature, correct?

Tori Fournier from United States
Comment 24 of 159, added on February 19th, 2009 at 11:24 AM.

i love this poem so much!! it is a very sad poem that talks about life and
all the things you go through. it's sad how in the last stanza she talks
about death sneaking up on you and then, because you are ready, you put on
your slippers and walk out. i love how this poem was written.

ruth from United States
Comment 23 of 159, added on February 21st, 2008 at 10:33 PM.

I enjoy this poem...What could it be saying everyone has many opions about
it but most of all its outstanding how courage was broken down.....We as
people never have courage to face the worst fear that Really scares them
maybe the author's fear was death and she wanted the courage to overcome

Kimberly T Greene from United States
Comment 22 of 159, added on January 31st, 2008 at 1:25 PM.

it is interesting to judge courage, in this poem courage is not only
standing up and dealing with obstacles that come your way, courage is also
knowing when enough is enough.
what takes more courage...to live a life of sorrow, or to end it ?
who has more courage the one who goes thru with what will keep them at
peace or the one who looks down and just takes the blows of life?

johanna from United States
Comment 21 of 159, added on April 23rd, 2007 at 8:02 PM.

ummm, to answere the question below me, Sexton is saying that there is
courage needed for every part of your life, but the most courage is needed
when you face your death. Maybe she is saying that she doesnt have enough
courage yet to face it herself and wishes that she did so she could put
herself out of her own misery

Madie from United States
Comment 20 of 159, added on April 19th, 2007 at 2:38 PM.

uhhh, how can someone that kills herself talk about courage in daily life?

Mike Hunt

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Poet: Anne Sexton
Poem: Courage
Added: Feb 20 2003
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