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Analysis and comments on The Truth The Dead Know by Anne Sexton

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Comment 8 of 58, added on February 13th, 2012 at 10:00 AM.
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Comment 6 of 58, added on February 12th, 2012 at 4:43 AM.
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Comment 5 of 58, added on December 10th, 2005 at 11:39 PM.

honestly, the first time i read this poem, i was confused about what she
meant. But after a little research, i understood.

roseann from United States
Comment 4 of 58, added on November 5th, 2005 at 2:08 PM.

When i read this poem i thought of "Our Town" the play by Thornton Wilder
in that both of these the dead know something that we humans cant
comprehend ( we mourn and get upset about things that dont really matter) I
believe that this poem refelcts how she feels about her parents and her
childhood with them which i believe was unpleasent to say the least. I
enjoy it because it really makes me think where im putting my heart. best
line: "They refuse/ to be blessed, throat, eye, and knuckle bone."

Maureen
Comment 3 of 58, added on June 21st, 2005 at 4:21 PM.

The Truth The Dead Know
the speaker is trying to mourn, but does not know how to feel.it is trying
to find a way to deal with loss

annie from United States
Comment 2 of 58, added on April 22nd, 2005 at 9:19 PM.

I love Anne ! .. and i do agree full heartedly that those were the best
lines.

Stewart from United States
Comment 1 of 58, added on October 30th, 2004 at 6:49 PM.

The best lines:

It is June.
I am tired of being brave.

This poem is like a punch to the gut. I really good punch.

Heather from United States

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Poet: Anne Sexton
Poem: The Truth The Dead Know
Added: Feb 20 2003
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