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Analysis and comments on When Man Enters Woman by Anne Sexton

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Comment 8 of 248, added on March 20th, 2012 at 5:34 PM.
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Comment 5 of 248, added on February 24th, 2012 at 4:04 AM.
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Hi, The 3rd last line is "though God" not "through God" :)

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Comment 4 of 248, added on December 28th, 2011 at 5:49 PM.
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Comment 3 of 248, added on June 1st, 2006 at 10:02 AM.

I can't get tired reading this wonderful poem. Now This poem is in my mind
like the waves on the beach
telling me there is something else again and again...
Bravo Anne Sexton

yan n rolland from France
Comment 2 of 248, added on April 19th, 2006 at 2:03 PM.

Sexton's short poems tend to much more bold in their statements. This
particular one caught my eye.

Mary from Ireland
Comment 1 of 248, added on January 5th, 2005 at 11:42 PM.

There is a typo here at the end. The last line should read, "though God in
his perversity" not "through". This makes a big difference as "through"
indicates that through God the male lover has untied the knot, which makes
a different point than what Sexton intended.

Elizabeth Holliday from United States

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Information about When Man Enters Woman

Poet: Anne Sexton
Poem: When Man Enters Woman
Volume: The Awful Rowing To God
Year: 1975
Added: Feb 20 2003
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Poem of the Day: May 31 2006


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