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

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Comment 3 of 313, added on December 12th, 2005 at 7:09 PM.

she wrote so well. who else could write a moving, delicate poem about
masturbation

lovely.

g from United Kingdom
Comment 2 of 313, added on November 30th, 2005 at 1:38 PM.

and i think comments like that are a punch in the face of freedom of speech
and the "mentally ill". what really degrades "this society" are
narrowminded people who try to impose their limited worldview on others and
can't understand that there are different opinions and lifestyles than
their own.
all works of art speak for themselves, and are of course disputable since
there are lots of different opinions and perceptions out there. but i say:
respect the artist.

anna from Germany
Comment 1 of 313, added on November 26th, 2005 at 2:52 PM.

I think that poems like this degrade our society. From what I read of
Sexton's biography on this website, she was seriously mentally ill and
eventually committed a suicide. No wonder she wrote such a strange poem!

Andrew 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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