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Analysis and comments on The Ballad Of The Lonely Masturbator by Anne Sexton

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Comment 15 of 315, added on July 17th, 2011 at 3:51 PM.
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Big help, big help. And supelrtaive news of course.

Janet from Brazil
Comment 14 of 315, added on November 18th, 2009 at 9:18 PM.

I thought it was beautiful, she expresess her innermost desires and
longing.Now that her huband has left her for another woman she feels she
has a void, and in-short tries to fill that void and pleasure herself
because like many men((andrew)), her man couldn't quite get the job
done.Therefore he felt inadequete and left her for a woman easier to
please. Some men can't handle an over bearing outspoken woman.

taylor from United States
Comment 13 of 315, added on November 1st, 2007 at 12:12 PM.

you people are riddiculus, poetry is meant to express our inner feelings
and thats what sexton has done in all of her work. she is very talented and
just because she was depressed doesnt make her a crazy bitch it makes her a
person!

tears from United States
Comment 12 of 315, added on October 4th, 2007 at 10:42 PM.

I agree with Andrew. And by the way, Anne Sexton had incestuous contact
with her daughter and ended up killing herself. So he was right, she was a
crazy bitch. I think that you people are the narrow-minded, ignorant ones.

Madeline from United States
Comment 11 of 315, added on May 31st, 2007 at 12:24 AM.

The only reason Andrew said that was because he himself wants to be a
lonely masturbator but has yet to hit the ejaculation period of his
puberty. He is still in the pre-coming stages...haha get it...

Daniel Shiskabob from Azerbaijan
Comment 10 of 315, added on March 15th, 2007 at 5:39 PM.

ignorant, close-minded, still-born, I feel bad for Andrew's children:
hopefully they can break away from his narrow worldview.

jaf
Comment 9 of 315, added on February 15th, 2007 at 9:40 PM.

dude was that a guy or a girl??
because if it was a girl... that would be pretty hot.

Marcus from United States
Comment 8 of 315, added on April 20th, 2006 at 8:31 AM.

Your poems have greatly inspired me. I am no longer ashamed of my
masturbation habits. Sometimes I masturbate to your picture. Yes, Yes, Yes.

A.J. Tiefenthaler from United States
Comment 7 of 315, added on March 13th, 2006 at 4:57 PM.

this poem is great. i absolutely loved it. i dont think anyone else can
write about masturbation like anne has done in this poem.

Jessica from United States
Comment 6 of 315, added on February 18th, 2006 at 11:31 AM.

First off, a big "up yours" to Andrew for furthering the cause of people
who already think America is nothing but NASCAR-watching hicks who have no
value culturally. Awesome. Thanks.

As for the poem, I found it to be haunting, touching (pun intended), and
not altogether about what I thought it would be about. Beautiful,
beautiful work.

Sam from United States

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Poet: Anne Sexton
Poem: The Ballad Of The Lonely Masturbator
Added: Feb 20 2003
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Poem of the Day: Sep 25 2004


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