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Analysis and comments on Demon by Anne Sexton

Comment 8 of 8, added on October 24th, 2013 at 4:21 AM.
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Comment 7 of 8, added on August 10th, 2013 at 4:44 AM.
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Comment 6 of 8, added on January 18th, 2012 at 11:20 PM.

Hello. And Bye.

spoultflolf from United States
Comment 5 of 8, added on July 7th, 2009 at 11:11 PM.

In my opinion, this was a brilliant poem. I can see that instead of trying
to deny or erase her demon she faces it yet accepts it at the same time. I
believe that every once in a while we have to face demons in life and most
people would be able to relate to this. As s poet myself, i consider her an
inspiration because the subject matter of her poetry isn't far from mine
and when i read her poems it is almost as if i'm reading my own thoughts.

Brandon Smith from United States
Comment 4 of 8, added on February 10th, 2008 at 10:38 PM.

Aww, what's wrong, Americans can't take a little healthy criticism of their
poetry? I thought you guys were big into freedom of speech, healthy debate,
dissent, discourse.

I'm not going to kiss up to something I don't like, and you shouldn't
stifle the ideals this country was supposedly founded on, either - like
every individual's ability to speak their mind, even if they're in the
minority.

Anne Sexton's poetry is on par with a middle schooler's. Period.

Ambiez from United States
Comment 3 of 8, added on January 21st, 2006 at 10:24 AM.

It is a great poem,yet another glimpse at the seething red waters that lie
beneath our collective surface.The Demon is brought up and shown to us
clearly,yet we are not allowed-nay,deliberately prevented from viewing it
in starkky terrifying aspect.Instead it glides away on a wave of
psychosexual connotations culminating in a brief gush of
God-commonization/demystification...Yet we are left with a nebulous though
definite sense of having been ever so slightly deceived,a feeling that the
terrors of the demon have been thinly veiled...

Fake Eye from Nigeria
Comment 2 of 8, added on March 23rd, 2005 at 1:44 PM.

This poem was fantastic. I was drawn in at the way Anne portrayed her
bravery. The smallest details, such as the way it flew into her mouth like
a bird, really make the poem. Her words seem to penetrate elegance and
beauty, even on the topic of her own demon.

Elizabethan Shakespear from New Zealand
Comment 1 of 8, added on January 4th, 2005 at 12:43 PM.

god i loved that poem...it was beautiful...i write poetry of my own...maybe
i could show you some...e-mail me...loved the poem

gabriewl from United States

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Poet: Anne Sexton
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