Comment 3 of 13, added on October 17th, 2009 at 6:15 PM.
I have read everything that I can get my hands on by Anne and this is by
far the best!!!!
Janet Caldwell from United States
Comment 2 of 13, added on April 7th, 2006 at 3:31 PM.
i don't really see how that poem is one of her best. i read that it was,
which is why i came to read it. disappointment.
Fishley from United States
Comment 1 of 13, added on September 24th, 2005 at 7:38 AM.
i cannot believe this poem hasn't been commented on at all - it was one of
Sextons' finest. She worked on it for months, aparently. It's an attempt to
understand the particularly strange relationships with the women of her
life, focusing on how a daughter seperates from her mother - the young one
breaking free and the old woman left to wither alone. Oddly enough, the
inspiration for this poem came from the fact that Sextons' mother had a
portrait painted or herself and another of her daughter, and hung them so
that they were facing each other. Hence, 'The Double Image'.
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