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Analysis and comments on Suicide Note by Anne Sexton

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Comment 14 of 94, added on April 13th, 2005 at 10:32 AM.

this beautiful poetry is written inside of a mind of a great writter that
did commit suicide. This shows an inside look of an actual suicide victim,
maybe this might show an understanding to people who do it than a just
anoter statistic, and maybe this might help people not commit suicide who
are on the verge too. Maybe Anne's purpose for writting this poem was to
help others or maybe she had no comprehension of helping others

Ernest Pena from United States
Comment 13 of 94, added on March 17th, 2005 at 11:34 AM.

OMG! ann shenae,this is not the room for religious discussion....perhaps
you feel you must judge the mentally ill with religious bias because you
are questioning your own faith....i think you're looking for a more
conservative,organized,intellectual-lacking place of a flock of sheep like

natalie from United States
Comment 12 of 94, added on March 14th, 2005 at 1:28 AM.

I disagree with Leilani, How can you think suicide is ok in this case?
Suicide is such a selfish way out. It's selfish because your thinking just
about yourself and not the people who have to deal with the pain when your
gone. I myself was suicidal, I had A void in my heart that I could not
feel. It was untill I asked Jesus Christ into my heart that he is the one
who filled that void in my heart and restored my life. And no, I'm not
talking about dead religion I'm talking about having a relationship with
the living God. And If that made some of you mad, Well good, because
suicide is murder! Yes, murder against your ownself. And the Bible says no
murder will inherit the Kingdom of God. IF you murderd someone else yes
their is forgiveness as long as your alive. But if you commit suicide, you
kill yourself and theirs no time for repenting. So think TWICE befor you
think the unthinkable. Theirs Hope in JESUS CHRIST!!!!!1

Ann Shenae
Comment 11 of 94, added on March 8th, 2005 at 9:03 AM.

I understand this poem. Anne was giving a message about death and suicide.
I've had some problems with that myself, I've tried alot of things so for
ppl who dont think she's a good poet ur fucked up cuz u just don get

jennifer from United States
Comment 10 of 94, added on February 9th, 2005 at 10:19 AM.

I got that Anne was questioning her freedom to die once again. By once
again, she meant she had attempted before. Thus, do I believe, did she have
an entirely apathetic tone as to whether or not those reading took her
seriously. She was trying to let us in on the secret of death and what
beauty the decision held for her. Why let some omniscient hand guide your
fate, when you, who know yourself more than gods can allow, can decide when
is right and in what manner is most pleasing for you? For me, Anne is
jealous of those who have found death in the medium of violence that suits
them. She wishes she could just lay down and have her spirit leave her as
it might have occurred in an ancient Hindu Tale. It's not for any of us to
judge; her or the others herein. There's a deeper meaning we've all missed,
and only Anne can tell.

Violet from Russia
Comment 9 of 94, added on January 11th, 2005 at 11:16 PM.

u r rite abbey...i have'nt been thru a lot of wat anne has but not only hav
i been thru depression + attempted suicide myself..i understand that
feeling. it is so disrespectful 2 anne sexton 2 spit n the face such a
gifted + very talented woman.abbey u r so immature. if u guyz r not goin 2
post post-worthy comments w/intelligentce then just shut your fucking

natalie from United States
Comment 8 of 94, added on January 8th, 2005 at 10:24 PM.

great peom. shows how she feels. ive slit my wrists, over-dosed. and none
of it has worked. all i know is- death is by choice, not force. suicide is
the last resort for ppl seeking comfort. so dont fuckin judge us to make
yrslef feel better..

liz from United States
Comment 7 of 94, added on January 6th, 2005 at 8:29 PM.

steph is completley inaccurate----not just bout suicide but about sexton as
well.obviousley,steph u have never felt that type od paralyzing despair.+
have'nt u read anne's bio's,steph?she did reach 4 help----especially many
times repeatedley at mental institutions.sexton was a very ill person
beyond yours or molly's comprhension.

natalie from United States
Comment 6 of 94, added on December 28th, 2004 at 5:13 PM.

I disagree with Leilani, there are so many other ways out of situations
then suicide. Anne Sexton took the suckers way out, and insteed of trying
to solve her problems or talk to ppl about them she killed herslf. As far
as the poem goes i wouldnt say it was one of her best but it was one that
expressed her deepest secret.

steph from Canada
Comment 5 of 94, added on December 25th, 2004 at 8:00 PM.

this poem is soul-baring.it really speaks 2 me.i understand how 1 can b
driven 2 suicide.i understand molly's point,but it is possiblt 2 have a
break down + it's very possible 4 1 2 snap + take their life.suicide's
avery taboo + foreighn subject 2 the optimistic who just cannot understand

natalie from United States

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Poet: Anne Sexton
Poem: Suicide Note
Added: Feb 20 2003
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